London: Saqi Books, 2005. Nawal Abboud (cover illustration). Reissued Edition. Paperback. Used - Very Good/ Near Fine. Minimal signs of wear/ use. Clean, unmarked and tight. 13.5 x 21 cm. 135 pp. Item #12038
Translated from the Arabic by Abba Eban. Foreword by P.H.Newby.
Who shot Kamar al-Dawar Alwan? Was it a crime of passion? What was the role of the beautiful peasant girl Rim? Is the mysterious Sheikh Asfur as crazy as he seems? Partly autobiographical, Diary of a Country Prosecutor is an Egyptian comedy of errors. Imbued with the ideals of a European education, the young public prosecutor encounters a world of poverty and backwardness where an imported legal system is both alien and incomprehensible.