Writer and novelist Basma Abdel-Aziz will sign copies of her latest book, Memory of Repression: A Study of the Matrix of Torture, on Wednesday at 9pm in Masr El-Gedida bookshop.
Mohamed Abul-Ghar, the head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, will discuss the book at the event.
The book, which was released last year by Tanweer publishing house in Cairo, traces and documents hundreds of torture incidents in Egyptian police stations and prisons through testimonies of the victims, interviewed by the author, analysing the traces of torture left on them — psychologically, physically and socially.
The book provides a brief history of torture around the world, and its aims, while also addressing an Egyptian law that bans all its forms and is not implemented.
Wednesday 1 July at 9pm
Masr El-Gedida bookshop
2 Orouba St, Heliopolis, Cairo