Az-Zaytūn es un distrito de la gobernación de El Cairo, Egipto. En julio de 2017 tenía una población estimada de 174 378 habitantes.
Se encuentra ubicado en el centro-norte del país, cerca de la ribera oriental del río Nilo.
WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD AND THE LA TIMES BOOK AWARDMasterly. Brilliantly crafted, powerfully written and deftly reported GuardianThe urgent and unforgettable true story of post-Katrina New Orleans . . .In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans has been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone, refused to leave. For days he traversed an apocalyptic landscape of flooded streets by canoe. But eventually he came to the attention of those guarding this drowned city. Only then did Zeitouns nightmare really begin.Zeitoun is the powerful, ultimately uplifting true story of one mans courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression.Eggers uses Zeitouns eyes to report on Americas reasonless post-Katrina world, Reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Márquezs documentaries, this is a true story told with the skills of a master of fiction. Immensely readable IndependentThe stuff of great narrative non-fiction. Fifty years from now, when people want to know what happened to this once-great city, they will be talking about a family named Zeitoun The New York Times Book Review
- Fecha de lanzamiento: 16/09/2011
- Plaza de edición: LONDON
- Año de edición: 2011
- ISBN: 9780141046815
- Idioma: INGLÉS
- Editorial: PENGUIN
de Dave Eggers