In Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz tells with remarkable insight the story of the 'heretic' pharaoh whose iconoclastic and controversial career has such resonance with modern sensibilities.
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The American University in Cairo Press, 2004
Novel - Arabic Fiction - Egypt
Years after the king's death, a young man with a passion for the truth questions the pharaoh's contemporaries-including his closest friends, his bitterest enemies, and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti-in an effort to discover what really happened in those strange, dark days at Akhenaten's court. As they each report their version of events, Mahfouz allows his-readers to decide for themselves the truth about Akhenaten.