Palestinian writer Rabai Al-Madhoun, winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, known as the Arabic Booker, will sign his winning novel Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba, on Sunday and Monday, 29 and 30 May, in two events in Cairo.
Al-Madhoun will sign his book Sunday at 7:00pm at Tanmeya Bookstore in Downtown Cairo, and on Monday, 30 May, at Alef Bookstore in Mohandessin at 7:00pm. Both events will include discussions with the author.
The Palestinian writer was announced as the winner of the $50,000 Arabic Booker prize Tuesday, 26 April.
Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba is published by Maktabat Kul Shee in Haifa, Palestine.
Al-Madhoun’s family emigrated from Ashkelon, Palestine – now occupied by Israel – to the Gaza Strip after the 1948 Nakba exodus. Leaving Gaza to attend Alexandria University, he later became involved with the Palestinian liberation struggle as a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Al-Madhoun left activism in 1980 to focus on writing and has written a number of works of fiction and non-fiction. This is the 70-year-old author’s third novel.
Sunday, 29 May. 7:00pm
Monday, 30 May, 7:00pm