Abstract

he article provides an overview of the modern Egyptian novel of Mohammad Rabie. It is a dystopian piece that presents an alternative story of events that could have taken place after the Egyptian Revolution that took place in the country in January 2011. Rabie draws a picture of Egypt in 2025. The main protagonist of the novel, a policeman called Ahmad Otared, or as he is also called Mercury, witnesses terrible changes happening in the country that lead up to lawlessness, murders and robberies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-74
Journal ВЕСТНИК САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГСКОГО УНИВЕРСИТЕТА. ВОСТОКОВЕДЕНИЕ И АФРИКАНИСТИКА
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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