We will discuss Palace of Desire, by Naguib Mahfouz
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Palace of Desire is a novel by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, and the second installment of Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy. Palace of Desire continues the story begun in Palace Walk. The previous novel closed with the tragic death of Fahmy, the most promising of al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad's sons; this one begins five years later, and already the feel is a very different one. The impact of Fahmy's death is still being felt when Palace of Desire begins.
Naguib Mahfouz (1911– 2006) was from Egypt, was one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, and was winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.