If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga

If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English

Noor Naga with Noor Naga (Narrator)

6 hours, 8 minutes first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction literary challenging dark reflective medium-paced

Description

 Winner of the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize, a lush experimental novel about love as a weapon of empire. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, an Egyptian American woman and a man from the village of Shobrakheit meet at a café in Cairo. He ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 335 reviews

Moods

dark 79%
reflective 64%
challenging 61%
emotional 59%
tense 46%
sad 25%
mysterious 17%
informative 12%
adventurous 8%
funny 4%
inspiring 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 28%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 74% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 32% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 40% | Yes: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 4% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 12%

Average rating

4.2

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