Egypt is in a state of turmoil, beggars have filled the streets, unemployment is at a record high, random individuals are vanishing under mysterious circumstances, and the president is grooming his son to take over. Fear clings to the air as secret police wait in dark corners and love withers under the crushing will of authority. Haythem Bastawy, an Egyptian himself, succeeds, through his captivating narrative to depict a dangerous yet absorbing world of a country in crisis and a people on the verge of revolution. A Military Republic is a novel based on the true events that were the spark to ignite the blaze of the Egyptian Revolution.
About the Author
Haythem Bastawy was born in Alexandria, Egypt and holds a B.A in English Literature from Alexandria University. He taught English for Berlitz-Egypt, before working for them as an English Language Lecturer based at both Cairo and Ain-Shams Universities. He also worked as a free-lance journalist for local newspapers. He currently lives in Yorkshire with his wife and son. A Military Republic is the first novel in a series of books set in the year before the Egyptian Revolution, traveling back in time to the early nineteenth century.