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Books


Title

'The Queue'

Subject

Dystopian novel

Description

This award-winning novel, originally published in Arabic in 2013, is set in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, yet is clearly relevant to post-revolution Egypt and life under the regime of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. A centralized authority known as the Gate has risen to power in the aftermath of the “Disgraceful Events,” a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate for even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the building never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer and longer.
The novel explores the workings of authoritarianism, in collusion with other non-state powers, and the efforts of ordinary people to survive against the odds.

Creator

Basma Abdel Aziz

Publisher

Melville House Publishing

Date Published

15/05/2016

Contributor

    Translated by Elisabeth Jacquette

Rights

Basma Abdel Aziz

Language

English

Date Created

15/05/2016

Citation

Basma Abdel Aziz , “'The Queue',” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 7, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/248.

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