Ur right, Alan. If someone wrote an Egyptian version, and tried to make ppl’s reactions close to reality, they’d be as Egyptian-centric as this novel, as in, “Egyptians wouldn’t do this to each other, wouldn’t hurt Egypt” etc., and all the refugees from Palestine, Syria, Sudan would be suspect.
I guess it’s also a lot to expect a 17-year old to think beyond the constitution And about humanity (it’s a pretty mature viewpoint and one not all adults even reach, assuming it’s even a higher level of maturity than other ways of thinking). I’m almost done with the book… Will see how it ends and come back 🙂