The Blue Weapon, by Hoda Gad


Anyone who has spent any time at all in North Africa and the Arab world in general can’t help being struck by the vast gulf between life in modern cities and life in traditional villages. Tonight’s story by Egyptian author Hoda Gad, first published in Cairo in 1980, drives the culture shock and feeling of isolation many uprooted youngsters must sense just a little too close to home for comfort.

All I have been able to discover about the author is that she was born in 1923 and worked as a professional writer, penning short stories like this one along with novels, theatre plays, screenplays and radio scripts.

The Blue Weapon, by Hoda Gad {11:54}

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