حمل كتاب أمير عبد الفتاح مجانا
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Raghda Salama reviews Amir Abdel Fattah's "Nai"
Beginning with a Salah Jahin roba'eya that describes the immortality of things despite circumstances that allow for their death, Abdel Fattah presents a collection of poems, at times appearing as mere thoughts that flow along the author's stream of consciousness. His book is divided into four parts: Journey, Alamm, Confrontation, and Existence. The beginning of his journey, which readers learn is a one-way journey, is marked by the transcendence of his soul, which invites us, the readers, into the author's imagination, or rather, his stream of consciousness. Within his journey, the author contemplates on aspects that perhaps any Egyptian would be concerned with. He ponders upon romantic memories, music, religions (Coptic and Muslim), among other concerns. Although his language may occasionally appear quite vague and ambiguous, his poetry that is filled with imagery instigates your own imagination. With much positive connotation attached to his poems, one becomes optimistic and forward-looking. Nai is a great light read which, if read with an open mind, could turn a turbulent mood into a more calm one.