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  • Beer in the Snooker Club
    Beer in the Snooker Club (English, Paperback) Waguih Ghali

    Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky.

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  • Beer in the Snooker Club
    Beer in the Snooker Club (English, Paperback) Waguih Ghali

    Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram's favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour the works of Sartre and engage in dangerous...

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  • Cerveza en el club de snooker
    Cerveza en el club de snooker (Spanish, Paperback) Waguih Ghali Currently Unavailable More details
  • Beer in the Snooker Club
    Beer in the Snooker Club (English, Paperback) Waguih Ghali

    A plainspoken writer of consummate wryness, grace and humor, the Egyptian author chronicles the lives of a polyglot Cairene upper crust, shortly after the fall of King Farouk and thoroughly unprepared to change its neo-feudal ways...This is the best book to date about post-Farouk Egypt. --Los Angeles Times

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