In Love In Exile Bahaa Taher presents multilayered variations on the themes of exile, disillusionment, failed dreams, and the redemptive power of love. Unwilling to recant his Nasseris beliefs, the unnamed narrator is an Egyptian journalist in a self-imposed exile in Europe after conflict with the mangement of his newspaper and a divorce from his wife.
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The American University in Cairo Press, 2004
12.5 x 19.5 cm
Novel - Arabic Fiction
Absorbed in introspection over his impotent position at the paper and ill health, he suddenly finds himself faced with two issues he cannot ignore: the escalating tensions in Israeli-occupied Lebanon and, more personnally, an unecpected love afair with a much younger Austrian woman, Brigitte.