Waguih Ghali was a Coptic, Anglophone Egyptian writer, best known for his novel Beer in the Snooker Club (1964). Fearing political persecution, Ghali spent his adult years living in exile in Europe. Waguih Ghali writes critically and compellingly about what has come to be known as the post-colonial condition. His writings reflect a distinctly cosmopolitan vision.
This document provides an overview of the Waguih Ghali Unpublished Papers collection, including background and origin of the collection, information about the digitization project that produced the archive, and a table of literary influences found in Ghali's diaries.