Diary of a Country Prosecutor

Translator: Abba Eban Publisher: Saqi Books Place of Publication: Egypt Date of Publication: 2005 Language: Arabic ISBN: 0-86356-549-2 Author: Hakim, Tawfiq

Who shot Kamar al-Dawla Alwan? Was it a crime of passion? What was the role of the beautiful peasant girl Rim? Is the mysterious Sheikh Asfur as crazy as he seems?Diary of a Country Prosecutor is a famous Egyptian comedy of errors. Partly autobiographical, it takes the form of a journal of a young public prosecutor posted to a village in rural Egypt. Imbued with the ideals of a European education, he encounters a world of poverty and backwardness where an imported legal system is both alien and incomprehensible.