~Written by Haythem Bastawy
Hesham spends his time traveling with different groups and exploring various political and religious beliefs. As a young man, Hesham has a lot of questions for the people he meets along the way. He is unsure which side to take and is fearful of what the government might do to a person who has their own thoughts on political matters. As Hesham is trying to sort out his place in society he meets and falls in love with Noorah. Their romance catapults him into a world unknown to him and by chance he discovers an alarming secret. Now, more than ever he is afraid for his life.
A Military Republic is well written and captivating. It burrows deep into a world most know nothing about, full of secrets so sinister they ignite war.
I recommend picking up a copy of A Military Republic which is based on true events that lead up to the Egyptian Revolution. Available on Amazon.com.
Haythem Bastawy was born in Alexandria, Egypt 1986. He holds a B.A in English Literature from Alexandria University. He taught English for Berlitz-Egypt, before working as an English Language Lecturer based at both Cairo and Ain-Shams Universities. He also worked as a free-lance journalist for some local newspapers. He currently lives in England with his wife and son. A Military Republic is the first novel in a series of books set in the year before the Egyptian Revolution and traveling back in time to the early 19th century. www.HBastawy.com.