2025: fourteen years after the failed revolution, Egypt is invaded by a vicious foreign militant organization called the Knights of the Republic of Malta. Former police man Ahmed Otared joins a group of fellow officers in the armed resistance and witnesses grisly violence.
This novel, originally published in Arabic in 2014, is a highly disturbing and dystopia novel, reflecting some of the hopelessness and despair of the post-revolution period.
- Translated by Robin Moger
Mohammed Rabie, “Otared,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 28, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/249.