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Chronicle of a Last Summer - A Novel of Egypt

Yasmine El Rashidi

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A young Egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age in this brilliant debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too-why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi's Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:35