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According to the French auction house the artwork for a 1979 French edition of Corto Maltese in Africa "Corto Maltese - Les Ethiopiques" went for more than twice the original estimate
Handler tweeted on tweeted Friday that his remarks Wednesday night, centering on a joke about black author Jacqueline Woodson being allergic to watermelon, were "monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist."
Mohamed Nagi, considered one of the best writers of his generation, has died in Paris aged 68
AUC Center for Translation will host Moghith on Tuesday, 18 Nov at 6:00pm to lecture on translating philosophy
Diwan bookstore in Zamalek will host writer and journalist Nael El-Toukhy on 18 November
New titles from AUC Press along with others from local and international publishers on sale at AUC's downtown Cairo campus next month
A collective of young writers and artists looking to put Guam's stamp on the mainstream world of literature
The latest book by Algerian novelist Samir Kacimi is light hearted and playful and delves into what it means to be a writer
Siegfried Lenz was an impassioned participant in the intellectual life of his era, and held lively debates with luminaries such as Nobel laureate Gunter Grass and poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan
Masterwork by renowned geographer shows the uniqueness Egypt's land, the regional character of the nation
Latest edition in GEBO's series on Egyptian artists, this time on Fathy Ahmed, one of the country's most renowned
Sam Roberts, the urban affairs correspondent at The New York Times, wrote a column two years ago highlighting 50 city-defining objects, but reader feedback inspired him to expand the list to the 101 featured here
Sherif Younis shows how Islam and nationalism have fought for the hearts of Egyptians over the last 70 years

Cairo International Book Fair opening delayed six days until 28 January 2015 to avoid clashing with the forth anniversary of the January 25 revolution

The memoirs of famous Egyptian painter Inji Efflatoun reveal the secret behind her family name and shed light on her political sensibilities and artistic production

A new autobiography fills in some gaps in the record of what happened on the ground in Egypt's fateful intervention in Yemen in the 1960s, where the army of Gamal Abdel Nasser found itself outmanoeuvred and exhausted

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