Jabal El Zoumouroud

Mansoura Ezz Al Deen  |  Literature  |  2010  |  Egypt
In Ezzeddine’s novel The Mountain of Life, a young Cairene woman discovers that her father's family is originally of Druze origin, sending her on a journey to Lebanon and Syria that parallels her family's own relocation to Canada. Weaving together reality and mythology, The Mountain of Life explores themes of emigration, family and identity.