French author Robert Solé: Egypt's lover speaks in Cairo this week

Ahram Online, Monday 12 Mar 2012

Among his three days of events in Cairo, Robert Solé will speak on his nostalgic writings on Egypt, his birthplace, at the French Institute Tuesday

Robert Solé

French writer and journalist, Robert Solé is on a visit to Cairo this week, hosted by the French Institute in Cairo and the National Centre for Translation (NCT).

The author will give lectures describing his experience writing about Egypt, his birthplace. He will also be signing the newly-released Arabic translation of his book The Egypt Lover's Dictionary, released by the NCT.

Robert Solé, born in Egypt on 1964 to a Christian family, studied in Egypt until the age of 18. He then left to continue his studies in France, where he studied journalism and worked at Le Monde as a reporter between Washington and Rome. Solé had always had nostalgia for Egypt, which he revisited in the late 1990s and decided to write about.

Solé's itinerary will include four events in three days starting Tuesday.


13 March, 6pm
Seminar France and Egypt ... A love story
French Institute in Mounira

14 March, Two book signings
Book signing, 1pm
Supreme Council for Culture, Zamalek

Book signing, 7pm
French Institute in Masr El-Gedida (Heliopolis)

15 March, 12 noon
Lecture by Solé Journalism, Novel and History: Three paths of writing
French Literature Department, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University

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