One of the biggest challenges that the publishing industry in Egypt is facing is the lack of government subsidies to finance such an important industry, impeding from reducing the burdens it is facing. Unfortunately, even Egypt’s publication exports—book exports in particular—also do not receive any type of support, especially financial subsidies, according to Ahmed Helal, …
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The ‘strongman’, explains Salah, is a phenomenon which has traditionally increased with the decline of central authority and who are often ‘enlightened despots’ who protect the inhabitants of their area and gain legitimacy through them whether by consent or otherwise.
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The novel is not action-packed in the conventional sense of the word, nor does graphic detail seem to be Ali’s style. Rather, its beauty lies in the simple philosophy that characterizes Saladin and the narrator’s meetings, the voice of dissent and skepticism that is one of Saladin’s wives and all the other tiny details that slot together into a rich mosaic of this often-misunderstood era.