A best-selling modern masterpiece in the author's home country of Egypt, Taxi consists of fifty-eight fictional monologues with Cairo taxi drivers that have been recreated from the author's own experience, taking the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions as bumpy and noisy as the city's potholed and chaotic streets.
Described as an urban sociology, an ethnography, a classic of oral history - and a work of poetry in motion - it tells Herculean tales of the struggle for survival and dignity among Greater Cairo's 80,000 cab drivers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/09/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9789992178713