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The novel is based on the real-life raid in 2001 by police on the Cairo cruise ship Queen Boat, which was an alleged rendezvous spot for homosexuals

Ahram Online presents live coverage of Egypt's highest state honours as voting at the Supreme Council of Culture takes place

Internationally acclaimed French economist Thomas Piketty advocates for a progressive wealth tax, including in the Middle East where inequality is predominant

Piketty will deliver two lectures in Cairo 2 June under the theme title, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Middle East perspective"

Martini's latest novel featuring attorney Paul Madriani and his partner, Harry Hinds, starts with what seems to be a simple case that soon escalates into a scenario with international ramifications

Naji was sentenced to two years in jail last February for 'violating public decency' and 'using erotic language' in his latest novel

Al-Haj Saleh's third book since the Syrian revolution broke out tackles the role of intellectuals in the time of monsters where people are killed, humiliated, and starved to death in every possible way
The Collected Works of Zhao Ziyang, which be released by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, lifts the veil on behind-the-scenes wrangling among top leaders from 1980 to 1989
The memoir is the only by a Palestinian Arab who grew up in the Beersheba district prior to 1948 to be printed in English
McNeill died Friday at his home in Torrington, Connecticut, according to Steve Koppes, associate news director at the University of Chicago, where McNeill was a professor emeritus
Yosri Fouda's second book is a subjective testimony on Egypt's political and media scene following the 25 January revolution
Authors Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman compiled hundreds of interviews to create a complete oral History of Star Trek
The real value of the book comes from its historical and documentary perspective; for the Egyptian and Arab library doesn’t have any one book devoted solely to this wondrous organisation
France's most controversial novelist Michel Houellebecq, gives his wryly cynical, "reactionary" but oddly poetic world view full rein in an art show
Rowling said that many of those backing a Brexit in Thursday's EU referendum were making a protest 'against everything about modern life that scares us'
Rabai Al-Madhoun will sign his winning novel Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba, in Cairo, Sunday and Monday at 7:00pm
The tatto written in Burmese read: "A tattoo of the president is on my penis, my wife felt detestation when she married me."
South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel in which a woman's decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences

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