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Books - Reviews
4/21/2024 10:31:10 AM
Al-Moussiqa Walgheina’ fi Felestine Qabl 1948 Wabaadaha (Music and Songs in Palestine Before and After 1948) is a book that is thoroughly about art as it is fully about politics.

Books - Reviews
4/20/2024 6:40:36 PM
In his novel Al-Hay Al-Sabie (Neighbourhood Seven), the writer Naïm Sabry tells the story of a group of friends who left Egypt for Libya after the debacle of 1967. Five years later, they return to discover that nothing is as before.

Books - Reviews
3/31/2024 6:20:00 PM
Al-Dawah Al-Ismailia fi Masr (The Ismaili Sect in Egypt) offers a comprehensive understanding of one of the most controversial orders in Shia Islam that gained attention this month with the screening of the soap opera Al-Hashashin (The Assassins).

Books - Reviews
3/16/2024 2:47:22 PM
Moussem Ketabet Al-Banat – Waportraihat Okhra (A Season for Girls’ Writing – and Other Portraits) offers an insight into the early chapters of some of today’s prominent Egyptian and other Arab women writers.

Books - Reviews
3/4/2024 7:12:34 PM
Egypt celebrated, throughout February, the legacy of the extraordinary musical career of Oum Kolthoum, the ultimate diva of Egyptian and Arab singing during the entire 20th century.

Books - Reviews
2/12/2024 5:29:13 PM
Marking the season of the Cairo International Book Fair, Ahram Online continues the publication of selected list of the best books – fiction and nonfiction – published in 2023, among which is Mona Kattan-Soura Shakhssia Lezawgat Shaar (Mona Kattan – The wife of the poet: Profile).

Books - Reviews
2/11/2024 7:24:19 PM
In his third novel Brief History of Genesis and East of Cairo, Shady Lewis attempts to meld domestic violence within a Coptic family with the biblical story of Genesis and the history of Ain Shams district in east Cairo.

Books - News
2/11/2024 4:23:51 PM
In perhaps the first example of a novel written by an Arab political prisoner during his incarceration, current Hamas Chief Yahya Sinwar’s Thorn and Clove is a semi-autobiographical novel that tells the history of the Gaza Strip.

Books - Reviews
2/1/2024 6:05:24 PM
On the occasion of the 55th Cairo International Book Fair, Ahram Online offers its selected list of the best books, fiction and nonfiction, published in 2023.

Books - Reviews
1/29/2024 11:58:03 AM
On the occasion of the 55th Cairo International Book Fair, Ahram Online offers its selected list of the best books – fiction and nonfiction – published in 2023, among which is Orhan Pamuk’s “Nights of Plague” (Laiali Al-Waba in Arabic).

Books - Reviews
1/27/2024 9:41:49 PM
On the occasion of the 55th Cairo International Book Fair, Ahram Online offers its selected list of the best books, fiction and non-fiction, published in 2023.

Books - Reviews
1/26/2024 2:07:08 PM
On the occasion of the 55th Cairo International Book Fair, Al-Ahram Online offers its selected list of the best books, fiction and non-fiction, published in 2023.

Books - Reviews
1/19/2024 2:23:07 PM
Mona Khalil offers an original take on the feminist novel through her historical research, even if the story itself ends up falling flat.

Books - Reviews
9/24/2023 12:23:58 PM
In a book that mixes an eyewitness account with history and political insight, Khaled Mansour offers a close-up view on Taliban as an organic part of the Afghanistan story

Books - Reviews
9/10/2023 3:50:40 PM
In her historical novel Cotissica, Ghada El-Absy depicts the story of the Greek adventurer and entrepreneur Theochari Kozzika (Egyptians pronounce the name in an Italian manner) and – in contrast – the life of a working-class Egyptian family.

Books - Reviews
8/9/2023 2:35:26 PM
A confusing title is only the start of the problems in Sherif Abdel-Meguid’s collection of short stories, whose memorable characters – particularly the killers – cannot make up for weak structure littered with plot holes.

Books - Reviews
8/2/2023 3:34:12 PM
Safwat Abbas is an illuminating documentation of the life, work, and biography of the Egyptian artist by the same name.

Books - Reviews
6/27/2023 6:29:37 PM
El-Gameya El-Serreya lel Mowatenin (Citizen’s Secret Society) by Achraf El-Ashmawi, Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Cairo 2022.

Books - Reviews
6/7/2023 9:02:14 PM
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.

Books - Reviews
4/15/2023 7:48:23 PM
Three recent titles on the life and history of the Copts reflect on elements of a complex story.

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