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You Will Soon Be Able to Read All Naguib Mahfouz Books Online for Free

‘The Harafish’ marks the first of the Nobel laureate’s writings to get uploaded on Hindawi Foundation’s website, with the rest of his complete collection to follow soon.

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The Hindawi Foundation - a non-profit foundation that looks to digitally preserve the most culturally significant books in the Arab world - has uploaded Naguib Mahfouz’s 1977 novel ‘The Harafish’ on their website, making it completely free to read in the KFX ebook format.


‘The Harafish’ marks the first of the Nobel laureate’s writings to get uploaded on Hindawi Foundation’s website, with the rest of his complete collection to follow soon.


The foundation recently received the rights to Mahfouz’s works from his daughter, Umm Kulthum, to make Egypt’s most celebrated novels available for everyone to read through hindawi.org.