Like a Summer Never to Be Repeated

by Berrada, M.

Like a Summer Never to be Repeated is a fascinating and highly experimental story based loosely around the author’s own experiences in Egypt as a student and visiting intellectual. Set in Cairo, the narrator, Hammad, takes us on a deeply personal journey of discovery from the heady days of the 1950s and 1960s, with all the optimism and excitement surrounding Moroccan independence, Suez and Abdel Nasser, up to the 1990s and the time of writing.