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The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

  • Paperback $15.00

    Oct 01, 1993 | 160 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Jun 15, 2016 | 160 Pages

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“The sheen of the Arabian Nights lends a magical glow to this resonant fable.” —Boston Globe

“A morality play extolling the virtues of tolerance and understanding.” –Los Angeles Times

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma is captivating in its simplicity.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Mahfouz’s pithy parable mocks the hypocrisy of nations that wage war and maintain empire in the name of brotherhood and freedom.” —Publishers Weekly

“A slender, magical parable of idealism and compromise through a stylized Middle East odyssey.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A dreamy fable. . . . The arful mood of languor and Mahfouz’s exactness of expression ensure that it will be well received.” —Booklist

“As enchanting a tale as any he has written.” —Library Journal


Nobel Prize WINNER 1988

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