Zayni Barakat

Zayni Barakat, probably Jamal al-Ghitani's most famous novel, first published in serial form in the magazine Rose al-Yusif in 1971 and then in book form four years later in 1974, is set in Egypt in the 16th century, between the years 1516-17, when Ottoman armies defeated the forces of the Egyptian Mamluk Sultan Al Ghuri at the … Continue reading Zayni Barakat