Middle Eastern Dance by Khaled Al-Berry

I am still searching out (Arabic) bestseller lists from other bookstores. If you know of any, please, post the information below or email me.

There is the list from Amazon.Com, but it’s such a jumble that it’s hard to make anything of it.

Anyhow, thanks to my reliable Kotob Khan in New Ma’adi, Cairo!

New arrivals on the list include my friend Khaled al-Berry’s newly released Middle Eastern Dance (you can get his Life is More Beautiful than Paradise in English) and the classic Beer in the Snooker Club by Wagiuh Ghali, which you can also get in English, translated by Iman Mersal and Reem al-Rayes.

Nessyane.Com

Nessyane.com by Ahlam Mosteghanemi also made the list for the first time (that I’ve noticed). It is slated to come out in English next year from Bloomsbury Qatar.

1 – Why Don’t Egyptians Revolt?- Alaa al-Aswani

2 – Very Egyptian Tales – Hisham Al-Khash

3 – Surprised People – Salah Issa

4 – Abu Omar al-Masri – Ezz Eddin Shoukry

5 – When the Streets Had Names – Randa Abdel-Fattah

6 – Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

7 – Ando Mando – Yahya Mukhtar

8 – Middle Eastern Dance – Khaled Al-Berry

9 – Arab Theology- Yousef Zeidan

10 – A Chagrined Laugh – Bilal Fadl

11 – Beer in the Snooker Club – Wagiuh Ghali

12 – The Winner Stands Alone – Paulo Coelho

13 – Do We Deserve Democracy? – Alaa Al Aswany

14 – The Tantureya – Radwa Ashour

15 – Response to Azazel – Anba Bishoy

16 – Nessyane.com – Ahlam Mosteghanemi

17 – Two Rooms and a Hall – Ibrahim Aslan

18 – Moqtanayat Wust Al-Balad (Downtown Acquisitions) – Mekkawi Said

19 – The Seventh Day – Mahmoud Awad

20 – Azazel – Youssef Zeidan

For those who don’t like my sloppy translations:

1- لماذا لا يثور المصريون – علاء الأسواني
2- حكايات مصرية جداً – هشام الخش
3- شخصيات لها العجب – صلاح عيسى
4- أبو عمر المصري – عزالدين شكري
5- حينما كان للشوارع أسماء – رندة عبد الفتاح
6- أطفال منتصف الليل – سلمان رشدي
7- اندو ماندو – يحيى مختار
8- رقصة شرقية – خالد البري
9- اللاهوت العربى و أصول العنف الديني – يوسف زيدان
10- ضحك مجروح – بلال فضل
11- بيرة في نادى البلياردو – وجيه غالي
12- الرابح يبقى وحيداً – باولو كويلو
13- هل نستحق الديموقراطية – علاء الأسواني
14- الطنطورية – رضوى عاشور
15- الرد على عزازيل – الأنبا بيشوى
نسيان com أحلام مستغانمي
17- حجرتان و صالة – ابراهيم أصلان
18- مقتنيات وسط البلد – مكاوى سعيد
19- اليوم السابع – محمود عوض
20- عزازيل – يوسف زيدان

The bestseller list from May 2010.

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