by Ez-Eldin, Mansoura
“Maryam’s Maze” is an enigmatic novel by one of the most promising authors of a vibrant new generation of Egyptian writers. Set in the house of Yusuf el Tagi, “Maryam’s Maze” relates the story of a woman struggling to find her way through the confusion of the world around her. Using the literary device of the ‘double,’ “Maryam’s Maze” narrates a story that on one level touches on universal human emotions. At the same time, the inner maze of dreams and memories in which the young Maryam finds herself stirs greater resonance in issues of modern Egyptian life.