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Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Books
Naas men El-Minya (People from Minya) by: Mostafa Bayoumi, (Cairo: Magaz Cultural Foundation), 2019.

Ghorbet El-Manazel ('Estranged Houses') by Ezzat El-Kamhawi, Cairo: Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnaniah, 2022.

With a thorough read through the press of the days leading to 6 October 1973, two historians drew a picture of a nation in pursuit of reversing defeat and regaining land occupied by Israel.

French author Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel prize in literature 2022 “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.

In his semi-memoire, Hekayat Taeir AlTabashir (“Stories of the Bird on the Chalkboard”), cartoonist and illustrator Ahmed Ezzalaarab shares recollections of and views on people and politics – with the 1970s figuring high in his stream of consciousness.

A biography of the late George Floyd and poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds were among the works included Thursday on long lists for the National Book Awards.

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.

Ahmed Sabry Aboul-Fottouh tells the personal histories of Egypt's feudal masters and servants alike in his newest novel, Another History of Sadness.

Two Washington Post reporters are working on a biography of George Floyd, from his family history in the tobacco fields of North Carolina to his murder last year in Minneapolis by a white police officer.
Nineteenth-century Egypt was a magnet for Victorian letter-writers, with some leaving important evidence of life in the country behind
'Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750' provides a detailed history of European attitudes to Islam and the former Ottoman Empire
A novel by Egyptian writer Tawfik Al-Hakim is now available in the Penguin Classics series of world literary works in English translation
Since Covid-19 placed cultural activities strictly at arm’s length, let's explore the stay-at-home options
Though they have millions of readers worldwide, the Tintin books by the Belgian cartoon-book artist Hergé have had a mixed reception in Arabic
Asne Seierstad talks about Two Sisters, her international bestseller about two girls who emigrate from Somalia to Norway only to end up joining IS in Syria
This year marks the 48th round of one of the world's biggest book fairs
A new book highlighting the Karnak Cachette discovery by French archaeologist Georges Legrain was launched

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