Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Global Cairene: Alaa Al Aswani Disappoints with “Chicago”

GC reviews Al Aswani's new book Chicago.

I took first semester Arabic at College of DuPage. A big class with spouses of Arabic speakers trying to learn the inlaws language, and kids from Arabic-speaking families trying to improve their kitchen-Arabic.

They seemed the typical Chicago experience: work hard, school at night, aiming for a better job and big house in the 'burbs.

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