121 Tatoiou av., 144 52
HEART OF THE NIGHT
A classic Mahfouz story exploring themes of marriage across class lines, spirituality, and the harsh realities of a precarious life. Here, the main character, Jaafar Ibrahim Sayyed al-Rawi, is guided by his motto "let life be filled with holy madness to the last breath." During one long night in a cafe in old Cairo, he narrates his life story to a friend: through a series of bad decisions, he has lost everything: his family, his position in society, and his fortune. A man driven by his passions, he married a beautiful Bedouin nomad for love, and as a consequence paid a punishingly high price. From a life of comfort with a promising future guaranteed by his wealthy grandfather, he descended to the spartan life of a pauper, after being disinherited. Jaafar faces his tribulations with surprising stoicism and hope, sustained by his strong convictions, his spirituality, his sense of mission, and his deep desire to bring social justice to his people.
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