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Alaa al-Aswany: Dictatorship is a Disease

Why is dictatorship so hard to get rid of? Best-selling Egyptian novelist, Alaa al-Aswany, here presents us with surprising takes on a continuously hot topic. ”Some Western politicians say,...

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Egyptian Streets

Egyptian Streets
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:11:38 -0800

We often forget how talented Egyptian novelists are and can be. The list of books below contains books that were shortlisted for prizes, made into a series and even got translated into different languages. These books were successful because they took ...

Asharq Alawsat English

Asharq Alawsat English
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:18:45 -0800

The neighborhood was, and remains, a living breathing model of Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo, and it is a shame that fans of the renowned Egyptian novelists work do not get to experience it for themselves. For his part, Egyptian writer Nabil Farouk told ...

Ahram Online

Ahram Online
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:46:40 -0700

The group included well-known Egyptian novelists, poets, writers, and filmmakers like Bahaa Taher, Mohammed Abdel-Moaati Hegazy, Magdy Ahmed Ali, and others. Other banners demanding that the minister and the president step down from power had ...
The National
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:52:30 -0700

Arguing for the primacy of history writing to the effort of human beings to understand themselves, the great historian of western culture Jacques Barzun writes: "The use of history is for the person. History is formative. Its spectacle of continuity in ...
Ahram Online
Sun, 03 Jun 2012 05:56:15 -0700

Fi Rehab Al-Saharaa (In the Bliss of the Desert) by Ahmed Abu-Khunayger, Cairo: General Organisation for Cultural Palaces, 2012. 160pp. It's unusual for Egyptian novelists to venture into non-classified genres, and even less common for them to write ...
Arab Media & Society
Tue, 31 May 2011 03:58:25 -0700

This is well demonstrated by Sabry Hafez, who charts the way in which new Egyptian novelists who have sought to capture the complex linguistic, social and political landscape have been subjected to sustained campaigns of condemnation by the literary ...
Egypt Independent
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 04:05:19 -0800

And since I settled in Cairo, I read Egyptian novelists heavily. So it was good luck when the new novel “I Fell in Love” was released this year from Dar al-Shorouk. It has an intuitive honesty, and draws the reader in from the first pages with a love ...
Al-Ahram Weekly
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:38:07 -0700

Much like their own successors of the 1970s-90s, the Generation of the Sixties of Egyptian novelists, who succeeded Mahfouz, Idriss, Abdel-Quddous and El-Sebai, made a much smaller contribution to cinema which only became apparent in the 1990s.

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