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On the roof of the ten-story building are fifty small rooms one for each apartmentno more than two meters by two meters in area, which were originally used as storage areas and not as living quarters for human beings, but after wealthy residents began moving from downtown Cairo to suburbs such as Medinet Nasr and Mohandessin in the s, the rooms were gradually taken over by overwhelmingly poor migrants from the Egyptian countryside, arriving in Cairo in the hopes of finding employment.

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Ediciones Maeva Language: The book was made into a film of the same name in and into a TV series in El Edificio Yakobian [Import espagnol]. Visit our Help Pages. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Explore the Home Gift Guide. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


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The rooftop community, effectively a slum neighborhood, is symbolic of the urbanization of Egypt and of the burgeoning population growth in its large cities in recent decades, especially among the poor and working classes. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One person found this helpful.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to edficio updates through seller support? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Arabic-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Each vacated apartment was then occupied by a military officer and his family, who were often of a more rural background and lower social caste than the previous residents.

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The locale of the novel is downtown Cairowith the titular apartment building which actually exists serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel’s action takes place. Retrieved from ” https: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Yacoubian Yqcobian Arabic: Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.


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