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“Philip and Omar”, Egyptian children litterature dealing with friendship

Meeting and identity in a child book


Philip and Omar are two Egyptian boys who come from two different cities and live according to their own daily habits, but share similar daydreams. When they happen to meet each other around a sand castle we wonder whether it is for better or for worse… This beautiful book deals with the subject of identity and friendship with a cunning and optimistic way !

Written by Kohinour Osman and illustrated by Sharif El Sayed, the book was published in 2010 by Nahdatmisr. It belongs to the 101 books from Arab children literature, chosen by Anna Lindh Foundation.