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Children of Gebelawi

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Children of Gebelawi (ʾawlād ḥāratnā) is a novel by the Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretna, and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of Children of Our Alley. Controversy It was originally published in Arabic in 1959, in serialised form, in the daily newspaper Al-Ahram. It was met with severe opposition from religious authorities, and was only released uncut in its entirety due to the intervention of president Gamal Abdel Nasser, who was a friend of Al-Ahram's editor, Mohammed Heikal. and publication in the form of a book was banned in Egypt. It was first printed in Lebanon in 1967. An English translation by Philip Stewart was published in 1981 and is no longer in print; the American University of Cairo had controlled the world rights since 1976 and had licensed Heinemann Educational Books to publish Stewart's version, but Heinemann sold back its rights a few
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