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The Buried by Peter Hessler


"Egypt" when we hear this word what we see or vision is pyramids or mummies. But what is happening on the current political landscape?


"The Buried" by Peter Hessler delves deep into the complexities and intricacies of modern - day Egypt. Through engaging storytelling and detailed observations, Hessler provides readers with a multifaceted view of the country's rich history, political landscape, and cultural dynamics.


The book is divided into several sections, each focusing on different aspects of Egyptian society. From visiting archaeological sites to engaging with locals in Cairo and exploring the Western desert. One of the highlights of the book is the Author exploration of Egypt's past and how it intertwines with its present. He seamlessly weaves together historical accounts, personal anecdotes, and interviews with Egyptians from all walks of life to paint a rich portrait of a country grappling with its identity.


Furthermore, Hessler's discussions about the political and social challenges faced by Egypt provide important insights into the complexities of the region. He examines the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the impact of the resulting political upheaval on the lives of ordinary Egyptians.


However, one critique of the book is that the narrative occasionally becomes overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. While Author attempt to cover diverse topics is commendable, at times, it can be overwhelming for readers trying to keep track of the numerous characters and themes. "The Buried" is not just a travelogue or a history book; it is a engaging blend of both. Overall, this is a rich an enlighting exploration of Egypt that will leave readers with a deeper understanding of the countries complex history and the challenges.

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