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INTERVIEW: Poet Osama Farahat on the many ‘images’ of Salah Jahine
His name is Mohamed Salaheddin Ahmed, but he is known as Salah Jahine. In the minds of the people, he is associated with many things, but most prominently the Quartets.
Charting Egypt’s intellectual history over 130 years
To mark 130 years since it first came out in 1892, the Dar Al-Helal monthly magazine put out a special issue reprinting articles and pictures that have appeared on its pages for over a century, charting the great debates that have shaped the country’s intellectual history.
Al-Antiquekhana: The looting of Ancient Egypt’s treasures
Al-Antiquekhana (The Egyptian Museum) by Nasser Iraq, Dar El-Shorouk Publishing, Cairo 2022. pp.255
‘Afandina’ Abbas Helmy I under scrutiny
Afandina (Our Sire) by Mohsen Al-Ghamry, Arwaqa Institution for Studies, Translation and Publishing, Cairo 2021, pp. 368.
Greek novelist Dimitris Sotakis talks on the universality of human agony and the appeal of Greek literature in Egypt
Today marks the end of a year that saw considerable attention in Egypt to Greek literature.
Egypt's PM inaugurates 54th edition of Cairo International Book Fair
Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly inaugurated on Wednesday the 54th Cairo International Book Fair which sees the participation of 1,047 publishing houses from 53 countries.
The 54th Cairo International Book Fair: Greater demand for non-fiction among this year’s trends
The opening of this year’s Cairo International Book Fair, set for 25 January, comes against a backdrop of a surge in the demand for historical and other non-fiction offerings, as well as uncertainty over an expected rise in prices.
From Cairo International Book Fair: Wretchedness by Andrzej Tichý now in Arabic
Booker’s long list in 2021, Andrzej Tichý’s Wretchedness is now published in Arabic. The book is a co-translation by two prestigious writers, Sherine Abdel-Wahab and Dalia Helal, and is featured at Cairo International Book Fair.
54th edition of Cairo International Book Fair to feature Youtubers Forum for 1st time
The 54th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair will feature a Youtubers Forum for the first time, which will host successful content creation models daily during the fair, according to an announcement by Egypt's Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilani.
INTERVIEW: Karoline Kamel deconstructs all stereotypes
In her first novel, Victoria, Karoline Kamel shares a journey of ‘becoming’ and facing all of one’s own demons – or at least many of them.