Book Alert: Shubra - A Small Alexandria In Cairo launches in Zamalek

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Dec 2016

Historian Mohamed Afifi will sign his new book on Shubra at the Supreme Council for Culture tonight at 6:00pm

Historian Mohamed Afifi is to launch his latest book Shubra: A Small Alexandria In Cairo on Monday 26 December at the Supreme Council for Culture in Zamalek.

The book signing event will take place in the conference room at 6:00pm.

In his book, the professor of contemporary history at Cairo University draws a picture of Shubra, the Cairene neighborhood that was once a cosmopolitan haven for foreigners in Egypt and an example of tolerance in Egypt during the first half of the 20th century.

Afifi goes on to show how it lost that trait amid the bigger transformations in Egypt over the decades.

The book has been released by the Egyptian General Book Organization.


Monday, 26 Dec, 6:00pm

Supreme Council for Culture

Opera Grounds, Zamalek


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