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TAXI خالد الخميسي

TAXI

خالد الخميسي

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245 pages
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Taxi brings together 58 fictional dialogues with Cairo cabbies recreated from authors own experience of traversing the city. It takes the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions as bumpy and noisy as the citys potholed and chaotic streets.DescribedMoreTaxi brings together 58 fictional dialogues with Cairo cabbies recreated from authors own experience of traversing the city. It takes the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions as bumpy and noisy as the citys potholed and chaotic streets.Described as an urban sociology , an ethnography, a classic of oral history - and a work of poetry in motion - TAXI tells Herculean tales of struggle for survival and dignity among Cairos 80,000 cab drivers. It is a wing-mirror that reflects both on modern Egypt and on the human condition, plucking from the rush-hour sandstorm a of memories , lies , loves, hates and dreams.TAXI was and instant bestseller in Arabic markets and has been credited with reviving an interest in reading in Egypt. This unique work explores the poignant self - reflections of a caste who have little in common apart from their trade