BECAUSE OF THE HISTORICAL EVENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN EGYPT, MY NOVEL “FROM FEAST TO FAMINE” (PUBLISHED in AUG 2010 AS AN E-BOOK BY AMAZON www.amazon.com) WILL BE OFFERED FREE ON THE 6th - 8th OF SEPTEMBER.
From FEAST to FAMINE is the saga of a wealthy landowning Coptic family that spans the period from the end of the First World War through the 1952 Revolution (an era of great plenty and opulence in Egypt) to the fifties and sixties ending with the death of Nasser in 1970 (a period of military dictatorship, socialism and deprivation).
This novel will find resonance with readers who will be interested to understand how Egypt was transformed from a cosmopolitan country (where Greeks, Italians, Armenians, English, French, Muslims, Jews and Christians all lived together in harmony), a country with a vibrant economy and a democracy (a Parliament, opposition parties and governments with limited tenures) to sixty years of military dictatorship and then, finally, to the chaos the country is going through today.
I am an Egyptian who has immigrated to America after the 1967 Six-Day War. I have had a successful career as an engineer and manager in the telecommunications industry in the USA working for GTE, Sprint and WorldCom which ended after a three year assignment for WorldCom in Brussels. In January 2003 I retired and moved to a small village in the Southwest of France where I started writing the novels “FROM FEAST TO FAMINE” which is based on my family in Egypt and several short stories based on my career in the US, Brussels. and Santiago, Chile. I also live in Naples, FL.