THE REPUBLIC OF FALSE TRUTHS, translated from the Arabic by S.R. Fellowes

: Al Aswany (A.)

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452pp., paperback, Reprint, London, 2021


First published in Arabic in 2018. First published in English in the UK in 2021.

A novel set in Egypt during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

"An amazing portrait of fanaticism and cynicism among Egyptian power mongers." André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name

"Rooted in first-hand experience, this searing account of the short-lived 2011 Egyptian revolution blends knockabout satire with real polemical anger." Daily Mail

Egyptian dissident writer Alaa Al Aswany was born in 1957 in Cairo, where he still lives and practices as a dentist. He was a founding member of the Egyptian Movement for Change, or Kefaya. His works in English include the novels Chicago and The Yacoubian Building and a collection of short stories Friendly Fire.