Alexandria… Why? (1979)
Personal relationships set against the background of World War II; Alexandria Trilogy
Hadduta misrija (1982)
Autobiography set against the Egyptian revolution; Alexandria Trilogy
Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (1989)
Personal relationships set against the general strike of 1987; Alexandria Trilogy
Adrift on the Nile (1971)
Criticism of the Gamal Abdel Nasser period and its censorship of artistic expression
The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Criticism of Egypt since the coup d'etat of 1952 that overthrew King Farouk and brought in Nasser
A Man in Our House (1961)
Fighting British rule leads to exile of puppet King Farouk, 1954, and the rise of Nasser
Twelve year old boy's view of life during Nasser presidency
Nasser 56 (1996)
Glowing account of Nasser and how he outdid the Americans
Sadat (1983)
President of Egypt Anwar Sadat makes war on and then makes peace with Israel
Ayam El Sadat (2001)
Life of Anwar Sadat