Renowned Arabic literature professor and former culture minister, Gaber Asfour, will discuss his newly released book An Al-Thakafa Wal Horreyya (On Culture and Freedom), on Wednesday, 13 January at 6:00pm in a seminar at the Supreme Council for Culture (SCC).
Current Minister of Culture, Helmy El-Namnam, Secretary General of the SCC, Amal El-Sabban, and the CEO of Al-Ahram Institution, Ahmed El-Naggar, will also participate in the seminar, along with writer Sayyied Yassin and former head of leftist Tagammou' party, Refaa't El-Said.
'On Culture and Freedom' was published by Al-Ahram Publishing House.
Asfour is a well-known critic and professor of Arabic Literature at Cairo University and he served as Egypt's Minister of Culture twice, in 2011 and in 2014. He is the author of 'In Defence of Enlightenment' and 'Times of the Novel'.
He also headed the Supreme Council for Culture and helped establish the National Centre for Translation (NCT), which he also headed. The NCT is considered to be one of the ministry's most successful projects in the past decade due to its structure as well as the effort that Asfour put into it.
Wednesday, 13 January, 6:00pm
Supreme Council for Culture,
Opera Grounds, Zamalek.