The book depicts in a fictional kind of narration a set of historical events and incidents that took place on the sides of the Blue River in the Middle Ages in one of the most powerful states of Abyssinia, the Christian state of Alawa.
The writer depicts the city, providing a careful and detailed description of life there, from the markets, to slave trade, to houses, to the conflict between the Church and the Palace – how it erupted and aggravated to reach a war that jeopardized the safety and existence of the entire kingdom – and the role of the King’s translator, Delmar, and his grandson Sisi in keeping the secrets of the kingdom and supporting the King.
The story revolves around a number of ladies and their husbands. During a dinner party, a strange incident happens to one of the ladies. With the flow of the events, conflicts and betrayals appear among the heroes. In addition to the occurrence of strange phenomena to some of them.
The heroine knows that there is a treasure hidden in her father’s palace in El Sayeda Nafissa, so they all gather to search for it. They fall into a dark passage and cannot get out. They discovered they have gone down the bottom of the palace, and all their attempts to get out lead them to the same point. Then something weird starts to snatch and kill the friends one by one, until we finally discover the surprise.
The Shadow of the Apple is a special realistic fiction. The novel revolves around an imaginative incident. The Nile Delta sinks due to a torrential flood, in which Alaa El Sayed Tawfiq survives and shelters on an island that emerged in the middle of the new sea where he met a woman and three children, whom survived on same island. We hear the bitterness of their personal defeats through the skillful narrative of the writer and doctor Mohamed Ibrahim Qandil in his first published work, that won the Literature News Award for the novel.
“This program aims at enabling all humans, without exception, to vitally communicate through the development of the responsible nerve cells in the brain. You are a physician and know for fact that when brain cells practice doing something , they get better by time, until they can do it automatically and professionally like a musician who first learns the basics of playing an instrument and eventually, becomes a creative producer”.
“And how will you grant all humans this ability?”
“Through awakening the “dormant” my dear!!”
Through his literary work that has added a great deal to the literature of espionage, we have been acknowledged of the details and heroes of this world.
In this book, Saleh Morsi starts off with a study that reveals how the world of espionage was created, and how it developed from the very beginning up to the latest stories that intrigue people everywhere.
The author managed to validate each and every piece of information presented, as accurately as possible, as if he was walking very cautiously through a spider’s web.
“Time passes by but we never pass it. And when it passes by we are never able to get out of it or stop it”. A title blending two Arabic words, Zaman (time) and Makan (place), takes us back in time to interact with the present and realize through its incidents that blend historical events, those imagined by the author and others inspired by our present reality, that we are mere time spots radiating light whenever its due time comes. Based on such thinking and view, Tharwat Al-Kharabawy, takes us on a journey through time. He tackles the challenges facing Islam in our modern time, shedding light on those who use religion as a tool to fulfill their agendas, putting us in confrontation with our weak and feeble present.