Throughout the narrator’s elaborate life; he experienced love, friendship, and sickness; as well as many other things described in his book: Love in Exile. This book discusses the different cultures and personalities that the narrator observes, the love of the narrator’s life, Brigitte, and the life of Bahaa Taher in general and the kinds of cultures he experiences.
The differences that the narrator observes are different from his life with his wife than from his life in Europe. Throughout his work in the Egyptian newspaper he was enjoying a good life with his family, receiving a fine salary while submitting regular articles to the Egyptian newspaper. His friend Ibrahim, with whom he had many strong conversations and arguments, is the one who visited him in Europe and with whom he spent a lot of time. Shadia, the most beautiful girl in the newspaper, was the one who got married to Ibrahim then divorced him years later. Shadia then carried on with her life, married the newspaper accountant and changed a lot when she became overweight and starting wearing clothes as fashionable as before.
The narrator’s life in Europe was very different in many ways. When he grew older and couldn’t meet his children more than once or twice a month, he went to Europe and starting working there as a journalist (Ṭāhir 10). He worked at a newspaper that provided him a low salary and would only publish 300 words a week of all what he wrote. Next he worked at another newspaper in Egypt, writing articles that reflect The British’s reactions towards the events happening In Egypt. After Ibrahim lived many years in Lebanon, he took a week of to observe London’s view of everything. When Ibrahim met the narrator as well as many other people at the Pedr...
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