Book Alert: The Tahrir Notebook by Mekkawi Said

Ahram Online, Sunday 1 Dec 2013

Egyptian author Mekkawi Said, writer of The Swan Song, will sign his latest book, The Tahrir Notebook, Tuesday, 3 December at a ceremony held in downtown Cairo

The Tahrir Notebook
'The Tahrir Notebook' by: Mekkawi Said

Renowned author and novelist Mekkawi Said will sign his latest book, Kuraset Al-Tahrir (The Tahrir Notebook), on Tuesday, 3 December, at 7:00pm at a ceremony hosted by his publisher, Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnanniah, in downtown Cairo.

The book tackles the first 18 days of the January 25 Revolution, reviewing events and reflecting on the stances of artists and writers during the Tahrir Square sit-in. The book cover is designed by Amr El-Kafrawy.

Mekkawi Said was born in Cairo, 6 July 1956, He launched his writing career during the 1970s. He is best known for his novel Taghreedat Al-Bag’a (The Swan Song), which saw him nominated for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2008.


Tuesday, 3 December, at 7:00pm
Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnanniah
16 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat Street, downtown Cairo

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