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Book Review: Hany Shenouda - A musician who modernized an identity
In a rhythmic and poignant memoire, legendary Egyptian musician Hany Shenouda shared moments in a life of passion for the tunes he has been making and an a national identity he tried to preserve - and modernize.
Henry Kissinger: The art of Middle East diplomacy
Al-Ahram Weekly reviews a new book on the Middle East Peace Process as designed by former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger and told by author Martin Indyk.
Salman Rushdie says writing again after near-fatal attack
British author Salman Rushdie said Tuesday he was back at his writing desk after being repeatedly stabbed at an event last year in the United States.
IPAF goes to Oman
Omani novelist and poet Zahran Al-Qasmi was announced winner of this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
INTERVIEW: When dreams turn into nightmares
On the eve of the announcement of the winning title of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, novelist Miral Al-Tahawy talked to Ahram Online about her shortlisted Ayyam Al-Shams Al-Moshreqah (Days of the Shining Sun).
The roar of the leopard fades: Syrian Author Haidar Haidar passes away
Haidar Haidar, a Syrian novelist and political activist, passed away on 5 May, at the age of 87.
INTERVIEW: Sayyed Al-Nakshabandi: Finding the light inside
Ahram Online talked to Rahma Diaa about her first novel “Al-Nakshabandi”, which was inspired by her interest in the life of the quintessential voice of Ramadan in Egypt - the late Sayyed Al-Nakshabandi.
Book Review: Three different accounts of the history of Egyptian Copts
Three recent titles on the life and history of the Copts reflect on elements of a complex story.
INTERVIEW: The night Baghdad fell
To mark the 20-year anniversary of the US occupation of Baghdad on 9 April, 2003, Ahram Online Spoke to the Paris-based Iraqi Journalist turned literary author Inaam Kachach.
Book Review: Heads up, wings out
The stories of academic, professional and artistic achievement of 38 women offer a glimpse into the changing status and role of women in Egypt throughout the 20th century.