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Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
11/9/2021 6:21:31 PM
A new translation of memoirs by the 18th-century Syrian traveller Hanna Diyab casts fresh light on well-known tales from the Arabian Nights, writes David Tresilian

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
11/2/2021 10:51:19 PM
A new exhibition draws attention to the use of papyrus as a writing material in ancient Egypt, arguing that it was the country’s single greatest invention, while a slightly older one brings together recent titles in French on the Arab Maghreb, writes David Tresilian

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
10/8/2021 7:23:00 PM
A major Paris exhibition is commemorating the bicentenary of the death of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, including his campaigns in Egypt and the Middle East.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
9/28/2021 9:47:32 PM
Two colonial memoirs by middle-ranking officials offer contrasting insights into how the British occupying administration once operated in Egypt, writes David Tresilian in an occasional series on books by visitors to Egypt

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
9/19/2021 9:54:00 AM
A new book reconstructs the history of the entertainment industry in Cairo in the 1920s and 1930s through the eyes of the women involved

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
9/10/2021 11:51:00 AM
A Paris exhibition is marking the destruction of the giant statues of the Buddha at Bamiyan in Afghanistan by Taliban forces 20 years ago

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
8/21/2021 9:22:00 AM
A new biography of the late Palestinian-American writer and academic aims to connect the public with the private man

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
7/20/2021 9:01:57 AM
Egyptian writer Iman Mersal was awarded this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Literature at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi in May.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
6/22/2021 9:24:15 PM
This year’s Arab History Days at the Institut du Monde arabe in Paris focused on the themes of commerce and travel in Arab civilisation, writes David Tresilian

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
6/3/2021 10:58:00 AM
A new Paris exhibition underlines Egypt’s role as the home of the Arab world’s most famous female singers

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
5/4/2021 9:41:37 PM
The long history of writing about Egypt from the outside includes some lesser-known ancient visitors

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
4/27/2021 7:30:57 PM
Writing about Egypt from the outside goes all the way back to ancient times and often provides valuable insights into the country

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
4/12/2021 4:30:00 PM
The memoirs of British colonial officials can contain intriguing information about life in early twentieth-century Egypt

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
3/30/2021 11:48:31 PM
A new translation of a nineteenth-century Arabic travel narrative allows today’s readers to learn more about early modern Darfur

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
3/19/2021 12:00:00 PM
Nicholas Saunders, Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T E Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt, Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2020, pp369

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
3/7/2021 10:33:00 AM
Nineteenth-century Egypt was a magnet for Victorian letter-writers, with some leaving important evidence of life in the country behind

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
2/26/2021 10:48:00 AM
A collection of stories by the late Egyptian writer Yusuf Idris is reaching wider audiences in English translation

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
2/12/2021 4:49:00 PM
British author Toby Wilkinson presents a rogues gallery of early Egyptologists in his new book A World Beneath the Sands

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
2/5/2021 1:42:00 PM
A new biography is bringing a new generation of readers closer to celebrated French orientalist Louis Massignon

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
1/29/2021 12:12:00 PM
Two intriguing new volumes have been added to the Library of Arabic Literature of classical Arabic literary works in English translation

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