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Cairo International Book Fair 2012: Cultural Programme

Poetry, movies, musical performances and roundtable discussions are just some of the events taking place at this year's book fair

Ahram Online, Monday 30 Jan 2012
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Monday 30 January

12 noon - Investment Hall 1 - Writer Ahmed Zakaria Ashalaq on the book Development of Modern Egypt
12 noon - Cultural Café - Popular cultural diversity
12 noon - Creation Tent - Poets from Tahrir Square
2pm - Investment Hall 3 - Books on the Tunisian revolution featuring Aroussia Al-Nalouty
2pm - Creation Tent - Poets from the suburbs
2pm - One hundred years since Ahmed Orabi's death
2pm - Tahrir testimonies, featuring Alaa Abdel Fattah
4pm - Investment Hall 1 - The role of sarcasm/humour in the revolution
4pm - Investment Hall 3 - Discussion about the book Persons around Gaddafi with former ambassador Abderrahman Shalqam, featuring renowned writer Gamal Al-Ghitany
4pm - Cultural Café - Open discussion with Salafist party (Nour) leader, Nader Bakkar
4pm - Creation Tent - Discussion on Abdou Goubair's novel, Radwan Vacation
6pm - Cultural Café - Helm Youssef film screening
6pm - Investment Hall 1 - Poetry evening and voices from modern Syrian poetry
6pm - Testimonies from novels, featuring Manssy Qandeel.

Tuesday 31 January

12 noon - Investment Hall 1 - Writer Mohammed Hafez Diab discusses the book Uprisings or Revolutions
12 noon - Cultural Café -  Sinai cultural diversity, featuring writer Saad Hagras
1pm - Investment Hall 2 -  Roundtable on freedom of expression in the light of the last political changes, featuring law expert Hossam Eissa and artist Mohammed Abla, Professor Ali Mabrouk
2pm - Culture Café - Tahrir testimonies
2pm - Investment Hall 1 - Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Bayram Al-Tunsi's death
4pm -  Investment Hall 1 - Discussing post-revolution parties, featuring Khalid Tallima and Mostafa Al-Naggar.
4pm - Culture Café -  Open discussion with renowned political analyst and member of parliament, Amr Hamzawy
4pm - Creation Tent - Artistic seminar about the Egyptian theatre and the revolution
4pm - Investment Hall 3 - Celebrating Mahmoud Al-Mosaady's centenary, featuring Fatma Lakhdar and Ferial Ghazoul
6pm -  Investment Hall 1 - Poetry session about Poet Mahmoud Hassan Isma'il and voices from modern Algerian Poetry

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