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In June members of our Readers Club received 
Awrak el-Narjis  (Narcissus Papers)  
by Somaya Ramadan
Naguib Mahfouz Medal for literature 2001

Awrak el-Narjis  (Narcissus Papers)
The novel stages the (narcissistic) mirror in which a politically and socially conscious Egyptian woman, Kima, sees herself and her identity. Where will Kima's newly found self-consciousness, apparently trapped in contradictions, lead her? The destination is not what matters here, as it is the journey that makes this novel a grabbing read.

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Further reading

Somaya Ramadan's Homepage    in English
Book Review by Gamal el-Kassas  in Arabic
Madness Book review by Hala Kamal in Arabic
A Myriad of Leaves  book review by Samia Mehrez in English
Somaya's address on receiving the award    in English 

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