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Memories of a Meltdown: An Egyptian Between Moscow and Chernobyl

Memories of a Meltdown: An Egyptian Between Moscow and Chernobyl (Paperback)

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In superbly crafted prose, "Memories of a Meltdown" describes the days that followed the nuclear nightmare at Chernobyl from the author's perspective as both an outsider and a victim. Blending the realism of journalism with the emotional resonance of fiction, Makhzangi conveys the quiet but steadily mounting atmosphere of fear and panic, the dubious reliability of official statements, and an overall loss of the sense of safety.

BiographyMemoirsFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsThe Cold War Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press Publication Date: 15/03/2009 ISBN-13: 9789774162619  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mohamed Makhzangi, born in 1950, studied to become a doctor and later specialized in psychology and alternative medicine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. He later turned to journalism and writing and now works on the children's edition of al-'Arabi magazine. He has published several volumes of short stories.

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