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INTERVIEW: Privilege to witness one of the oldest and biggest book fairs in Arab region: CIBF guest Aminur Rahman

Ahram Online spoke with acclaimed Bangladeshi poet Aminur Rahman during his visit to Egypt as a guest of the Cairo International Book Fair.

Dr Reshma Ramesh on Egypt, inspiration and the healing power of poetry

Ahram online talks with acclaimed Indian poet Dr Reshma Ramesh, who participates as a guest of honour in the Cairo International Book Fair.

Norway’s Princess Mette-Marie inaugurates Norwegian programme at 55th Cairo International Book Fair

Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marie inaugurated Thursday the cultural program of the Kingdom of Norway, the guest of honour at the 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair.

Egypt’s PM inaugurates 55th edition of Cairo International Book Fair

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly officially inaugurated the 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair on Wednesday.

Norwegian delegation inspects Cairo International Book Fair ahead of princess’ arrival

A high-level Norwegian delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Literature Promotion Abroad Authority (NORLA) inspected the country’s pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair on Tuesday to make sure it was ready for the arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess Mette Märte.

Cairo International Book Fair gateway for Norwegian literature: Norway ambassador

Hilde Klemetsdal, ambassador of Norway to Egypt, expressed her sincere gratitude for inviting Norway as the guest country for the 55th Cairo International Book Fair during a joint press conference held today with Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilani.

INTERVIEW: Novelist Sherine Hanaei talks about need to learn and collectively own Coptic history

In her eighth novel – Sirat Al-Qaptia – Rehlat Al-Khorougue ila Al-Nahar (The Tale of the Coptic Woman – A Journey of Emerging to the Light) – author Sherine Hanaei tells the story of a Coptic saint that she believes can be enjoyed by all Egyptians, not just Coptic Egyptians.

You should have 3 bank accounts: Monika Halan's investment advice

Writer and money management consultant Monika Halan offered golden advice to visitors at the Sharjah International Book Fair this week.

With a prominent African presence...The Sharjah Publishers Conference discusses industry challenges

African countries made a major showing at Sharjah's 13th Annual Publishers Conference, which is held annually in conjunction with the Sharjah International Book Fair.

Erikson reveals the secrets of successful communication with others

In its 42nd edition, the Sharjah International Book Fair hosted the best-selling author and Swedish behavioral scientist Thomas Erikson, who emphasized that true human communication should be face-to-face and involve listening, expression, and interaction.

INTERVIEW: Religious leaders should do more to reduce hate speech, says int'l lawyer Morten Bergsmo

Morten Bergsmo, a European international lawyer, is the director of the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP).

Ahmed El-Meslemany named Secretary-General for Writers Union of Asia, Africa, Latin America

Egyptian writer Ahmed El-Meslemany has been appointed the new Secretary-General of the Writers Union of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (WUAALA), an organization affiliated with the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO).

An Israeli historian’s memoir sums up the war on Gaza

An Arab Jewish historian reflects on his past in a new work of autobiography, while at the same time providing food for thought on the present Israeli war on Gaza

Arab publishers exit Frankfurt Book Fair over cancelling Palestinian author award

Several renowned Arab publishing houses announced that they withdrew from the Frankfurt International Book Fair 2023 to object to its decision to cancel an award ceremony of Palestinian Author Adania Shibli and the fair’s support of Israel.

Syrian author and screenwriter Khaled Khalifa passes away at 59

Khaled Khalifa, a distinguished Syrian author and screenwriter, died at the age of 59 following a sudden heart ailment on Saturday.

Amin Maalouf elected 'perpetual secretary' of the Academie Francaise

"The Immortals" have spoken: the 388-year-old Academie Francaise, custodian and promoter of the French language, has a new leader in the form of author Amin Maalouf.

Borders’ crossing: The parallel worlds of novelist Mohamed Baraka examined

What does crossing the border between life and death and East and West have in common?

Rimini conference uncovers overlapping realms of literature and physics

The Rimini Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples currently underway in Italy hosted a seminar that delved into the intriguing connection between literature and physics.

INTERVIEW: Untraditional cultural dialogue

Wael Farouk, editor and founder of Jusur, a new cultural magazine, says it is designed to reflect all the elements that make up humanity.

Egyptian master of children's literature Shawky Hegab dies at 77

Shawky Hegab, a prominent Egyptian poet, writer, and artist who specialized in children's literature, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77.

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