Twenty Two years to Life

Twenty Two years to Life
Publisher: American University of Cairo Press
Published Date: December 2016
ISBN-13: 978-8799540198

Twenty Two Years to Life is the story of a young man and woman who fall in love, get married, and plan a family together. It is perhaps the most ‘normal’ story in the world – a love story. Except that in the life of this deeply devoted couple, ‘normal’ is also a harsh world of permits, razor wire, scarcity, and fear. The dichotomy between love and oppression echoes through this powerful narrative, taking the reader on a shifting journey between the delicate and the devastating. In Twenty Two Years to Life, Morsi, writing with tremendous empathy, has distilled a political conflict into a very human, visceral story. In doing so he asks us all to consider what a person bereft of hope might eventually become capable of.

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