Book Alert: After the Coffee at the Supreme Council for Culture

Ahram Online, Sunday 1 Dec 2013

The Supreme Council for Culture will host writer Abdel-Rashid Mahmoudy Tuesday, 3 December, to discuss his latest novel, After the Coffee, recently released by Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnanniah

After the Coffee
After the coffee by Abdel-Rashid Sadiq Mahmoudy

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Culture will host writer, poet and translator Abdel-Rashid Mahmoudy on Tuesday, 3 December, at 7:00pm to discuss his latest novel, Baad Al-Qahwa (After the Coffee). Critics Sherine Abul-Naga and Hussein Hammouda will participate in the discussion.

The novel was released from Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnanniah in Cairo in June. The novel is a trilogy that takes place in three places: Sharqiya governorate, Ismaillia governorate, and Vienna, Austria.

Medhat, the protagonist in the novel, tries to resolve throughout the novel the struggle between body and soul, seek love, and follows his passion for music.

Abdel-Rashid Sadiq Mahmoudy studied philosophy at Cairo University and London. He received PhD in Middle East Studies from the University of Manchester. He previously worked with the BBC Arabic service.

Programme:

Tuesday, 3 December, 7:00pm
Supreme Council for Culture
Opera Grounds, Zamalek

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