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3 boredom challenges you should try today

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This might sound weird, but forcing yourself into boredom might be exactly what you need to get away from all the tech in your life. 3,142 more words


Post-reading Notes and Thoughts

This book was one of the greatest books I have read so far. It was filled with excitement and mystery and I, as a reader, always wondered what’s going to happen next. 227 more words

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Midaq Alley took place in a dark alley in the middle of the huge, busy city of Cairo in Egypt. It was described as an ancient relic given by: ” Which Cairo do I mean? 227 more words

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Type of Narrative (Voice)

Midaq Alley is written in the third person omniscient where the narrator, Naguib Mahfouz, knows the feelings and thoughts of all the characters in the novel. 173 more words

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First Impressions

Given the first couple of pages of the novel, I think that this book will be a quite interesting book because of the setting that was presented by Mahfouz in the first pages of the book. 323 more words

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Midaq Alley was set in Al-Gamaliya district in old Cairo, Egypt. It was set during the second world war, given by Hussain and Abbas joining the British Army to be a part of the war. 248 more words

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Pre-reading impressions!

  • What I know: Midaq Alley is a novel by the great Egyptian Writer Naguib Mahfouz and was published in Egypt in Arabic in 1947. The storyline took place in Al-Gamaliya, where Mahfouz spent his early years.
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