Bahaa Taher, one of Egypts leading writers, is the author of Love in Exile (AUC Press, paperback edition in 2005). In 2008 he was awarded the first International Prize for Arabic Fiction (the Arabic Booker).
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Love, Bertayal and MythSept. 10 2011
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In his tale of love and betrayal in the aftermath of Egypt's 1952 revolution, Bahaa Taher speaks of a numbing sense of helplessness and renewed hope in the face of corruption set against the backdrop of the ancient myth of Aset and Osiris, and their child-to-be: `a young and vigorous hawk, a perfect hawk' who shall defeat `the serpent that never dies' restoring `light and justice.'