Don’t miss novelist Mohamed Abdel-Gawad’s open discussion at Diwan Bookstore

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 10 Oct 2023

Mohamed Abdel-Gawad
Mohamed Abdel-Gawad



American University in Cairo 

AUC New Cairo Campus

The Sullivan Lounge, Alwaleed Hall

Thurs 12, 1pm: “The Historical Origins of the Contemporary European Radical Right” the radical right seems to be everywhere in Europe. Qurans are burned in Denmark and Sweden, Italy has a prime minister with a background in neo-fascism, and Hungary’s prime minister warns against the death of the “old” West as Muslims take over. One way of understanding all this is to look at the historical origins of the ‘European Radical Right’, which is what Mark Sedgwick, professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark, will explore in his lecture.

Sun15, 1-2pm: “Mapping the Journeys of Enslaved People from Zanzibar to the Gulf” join an engaging public lecture with John Thabiti Willis, Associate Professor of African history at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA, as he delves into a fascinating analysis of enslaved people's journeys from Zanzibar to British political agents in Bahrain, Muscat, and Sharjah during the period of the 1920s to the 1940s. 

Moataz Al Alfi Hall

Thurs 12, 9am-6pm: “Resilient Urban Communities” conference 

is organized by the John D. Gerhart Centre, which allows current PhD candidates and early career researchers (post-doc) to improve their research and careers by discussing their work in a supportive environment. Speakers will include Laila Iskander, former Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements, 

Noha El-Mikawy, Dean of School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), AUC, and May El-Ibrashy, founder and chair of Megawra-Built Environment Collective and coordinator of the Athar Lina (the monument is ours) Initiative.


Diwan Bookstore

159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Tel 01222 40 7084

Wed 18, 7-9pm: Book signing and discussion for Super Vision book by Sherife AbdelMessih, mediated by Brigitte Boulad

Radio Cinema, 24 Talaat Harb, Marouf, Qasr El Nil, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 25756562   

Sun 15, 7pm: An open discussion with novelist Mohamed Abdel-Gawad, moderated by luminary media figure Khaled Mansour.  

Wed 18, 7-9pm: Discussion and signing ceremony of Transformations of Culture in Egypt book, written by Sobhy Moussa, the talk is moderated by Professor and Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Ahmed Zayed

105, Abu Bakr El-Seddiq St, Heliopolis, Misr Algedida, Tel 02 2690 8184/85/ 0122 6000168

Wed 18, 7-8.30pm (Public and Free): The Book Club is one of the activities of the Golden Years Foundation for Community Development, in cooperation with the Diwan Library. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, reading enthusiasts from the organization’s members meet to learn about a selected group of books with content suitable for members. Read - Share - Get to know other members. 



Goethe Institute

17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877

Sat 14, 7pm: Reading and panel discussion introduces Nora Amin (Egypt) and Irina Kastrinidis (Switzerland-Austria) as they read excerpts from their play CLASH... Digital Resurrections and delve into a broader discussion about their captivating heroines and the unique challenges they faced while crafting this remarkable text. They will share their journey of navigating the rich narratives of historical women to unearth compelling and inspiring characters, concluding with a glimpse into their own beautifully crafted verses. 



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Oriental Hall

Sun 15, 6.30pm - 9pm: “What are Egypt’s Poverty Numbers Today?” lecture will feature Alia El-Mahdi, Professor of Economics and former Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Samer Atallah, Associate Professor and Associate Dean - AUC School of Business, and Dr. Heba El-Laithy, Professor of Statistics at Cairo University and Senior Advisor to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics. 








Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Thurs 12, 7pm: Poetry recital by Amira Elbialy.  

* A version of this article appears in print in the 12 October, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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