Love in Exile by Bahaa Taher Essay

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Throughout the narrator’s elaborate life; he experienced love, friendship, and sickness; as well as many other things described in his book: Love in Exile. This book discusses the different cultures and personalities that the narrator observes, the love of the narrator’s life, Brigitte, and the life of Bahaa Taher in general and the kinds of cultures he experiences. The differences that the narrator observes are different from his life with his wife than from his life in Europe. Throughout his work in the Egyptian newspaper he was enjoying a good life with his family, receiving a fine salary while submitting regular articles to the Egyptian newspaper. His friend Ibrahim, with whom he had many strong conversations and arguments, is the…show more content…
The magnificent author Bahaa Taher has received many awards, written many books, and lived in many countries. Born in Cairo, Egypt in the year 1935, Bahaa Taher was able to publish his first short story in 1964 (Bahaa Arab). After living in Switzerland in the 1980’s and 1990’s, He has recently returned to Egypt and received much literary acclaim (Bahaa Arab). Taher has received the State Award of Merit in literature and also received Egypt’s highest honor for writing in 1998 (Arabian). One of the most important prizes in Taher’s life was the Italian Giuseppe Acerbi Prize for his novel Aunt Safeyya and The Monastery in 2000 (Arabian). Taher was the first writer to receive the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008 (Bahaa Web). After retiring, Bahaa Taher came back to Egypt in the early 1990’s and was happy once again to return to his country (Amrani). Many writers at that particular time were writing mostly about politics whether if there writings were in the newspapers, magazines, or even in their own books (Amrani). These are famous writers like Alaa Al Aswani who was really into politics and even related political stories in his books that had nothing to do with politics. Taher was happy to see that, because he was always following the news wherever he was (Amrani). Bahaa was seen as always going and sitting in the qahwas or cafes in Zamalek, reading the newspaper in silence. Then, him by all of a sudden, he gets a paper

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