Years have passed and many accounts were recorded describing 6 October War, yet there still remains many aspects of this historic war that have not been uncovered yet. There are aspects that can only be grasped and comprehended by those who lived through war events. Today, one that restored national dignity to the Egyptians and Arabs at large, Ahmed Abul Ghait, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, narrates in Part I of this book events he witnessed himself, given his work with Mohamed Hafez Ismail, the National Security Advisor, for two consecutive years, during which he followed up on pre-war preparations in Egypt to face the Israeli enemy. He also narrates many scenes related to the war itself and postwar negotiations.
This collection of stories is classified among the magical realistic school of writing.
The author resorts to imagination and fantasia in depicting human experiences and feelings that are an integral part of the life of every human individual. When you read through these stories, you tend to feel indulged in your own share of feelings and memories. You consider the protagonists as your own friends and neighbors. You sense the heartbeats of your mother, your feelings towards your father and the playful attitude of your younger sister. On the whole, the book is inspiring to love the people and life, and regard those who surround us as unique human case and a blessing from God.
It was one of those stormy winter days when the
light-brown cat that looks like a tiger was seen
walking down the streets, roaming the parks of the city, in search for any traces of food that would keep it warm, but in vain. It went into a warm place and suddenly screamed .out load
?! What is it that caused the cat to scream
A series of folk tales, told by mothers and grandmothers, combining narrative pleasure, delightful situations and benefits for children.
The author re-introduces them with the aim of entertaining the whole family, through reading and listening to the delightful folklore Egyptian tales.
The author emphasizes a fundamental fact related to the creation, one that has long been bypassed by people… the fact that all creatures whether faithful human beings and jinn; animals; plants; and even natural phenomenon such as thunder, lightning, clouds, rain, night and day engage in the glorification of Allah (praise of Allah). The authorÕs unique depiction of the subject is presented through an amazing mixture of spiritual awareness and sound scientific understanding.
The enlightened eyes of a visionary Egyptian journalist surveyed one of Earth’s most enormous spaces from the west of the great Sahara, where Mauritania and Morocco are located, passing through Algeria, Mali, Chad, Niger, Libya, Egypt and Sudan, then quickly looking over Somalia, where he observed the triangle of wickedness: the making of terrorism, weapons’ trade and drug dealing that are run by security agencies of super powerful countries and ruling houses to brainwash young Muslims, especially young Arab Muslims, to exploit them in dismantling the Arab world under the guise of jihad and the enactment of God’s law.
Indeed, they abuse the inadequacy of the Arab ruling regimes in catering for the basic necessary needs of the poor and disadvantaged millions and youths in the Arab world at large and the largely underexplored African Arab desert.
The great journalist, Ayman Al Sisi, presents this vision with a strategic level of awareness of the nation’s crisis, not just Egypt’s.
The mother tenderly wondered, trying to relieve her daughter of the daunting
burden, but Khadijah herself needed someone to relieve her. She looked at
her daughter in great sorrow; and it was as if she scratched a deep wound in
the bottom of her heart. She tried to conceal her grief, but couldnÕt stop her
flowing tears that gushed like a strong floodÉ The events of the story turn to a
magnificent interesting adventure that includes all the contradictions of life that
we have to live to appreciate the worth of life and be able to survive it.
An alluring, yet sad, story written in a simple and smooth style that inspires the children to emphatically deal with grief. Sorrow is not the ground of outrage or despair; however it should be an inducement to accomplishment and achievement of a better life.