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Novelist, reporter, poet and photographer Youssef Rakha was a reporter, copy editor, and cultural editor-cum-literary critic at Al-Ahram Weekly, the Cairo-based English-language newspaper, and the founding features writer at the Abu Dhabi-based...read more
Novelist, reporter, poet and photographer Youssef Rakha was a reporter, copy editor, and cultural editor-cum-literary critic at Al-Ahram Weekly, the Cairo-based English-language newspaper, and the founding features writer at the Abu Dhabi-based daily, the National. His work has appeared in English in the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times, Parnassus Aeon Magazine, McSweeney’s, and the Kenyon Review, among others. His photographs have been exhibited at the Goethe Institute in Cairo. Seven books by Rakha have appeared in Arabic. He was chosen among the 39 writers representing the new voices of modern Arabic literature at the Hay Festival/Beirut World Book Capital competition, Beirut39 in 2009. His essay, “In Extremis: Literature and Revolution in Contemporary Cairo (An Oriental Essay in Seven Parts)” appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of The Kenyon Review.

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The Crocodiles

A Novel

Written by Youssef Rakha
Translated by Robin Moger

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