Story of Jewish-Egyptian poet tangibly relays pleasure and pain

Joyce Mansour
24 Mar 2015
Celebrated Egyptian poet Joyce Mansour was a woman of the Nile and a French-speaking, Jewish poet that expressed her hidden mad desires.   Jean-Jacques Luthi, a French historian of the Surrealist movement in Egypt, described her poems...

In Harm's Way - terrorism as seen by its perpetrators

In Harm's Way
17 Mar 2015
In his book, “In Harm's Way: From the Stronghold of al-Qaida to the Heart of ISIL” Yosri Fouda says: “the most serious challenge a reporter could find himself facing is when he works in a dangerous political, security...

Goethe Institute sells books at low prices

Goethe Institute's event selling books at low prices
11 Mar 2015
The Goethe Institute in Cairo will hold an event for book lovers to sell German-speaking books at low prices.   The fair, which will last between 15-19 March, will take place at the the institute’s library.   The Goethe...

Revolutions of the Hungry, a new book at cultural centers

Revolutions of the Hungry
27 Feb 2015
The General Authority for Cultural Palaces has published a book titled “Revolutions of the Hungry”, a sociological reading of revolutions in Egypt's history written by Salah Hashem.   In the book, the author tries to...

Naguib Mahfouz’s Japanese-translated works shortlisted for UAE award

Sotheby was offering a highly significant archive of materials from Egypt's Nobel literature laureate Naguib Mahfouz up for auction on 15 December 2011
26 Feb 2015
The Japanese translation of Naguib Mahfouz’s famous trilogy has been shortlisted for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the translation category, the Sheikh Zayed Foundation said in a statement to Reuters. Naguib Mahfouz was awarded...

Book covers Copts and the Revolution

Demonstrators gather during a protest to mark the first anniversary of Friday of Rage, demanding the army to hand power to civilians at Tahrir square, Cairo January 27, 2012.
25 Feb 2015
The Coptic Anglican Communion published a book titled “The Copts and the Revolution” for Rev. Andrea Zaki, the head of the communion in Heliopolis.   The book cites the role of the Copts in the 25 January 2011 and 30 June...

Official:Those against Zap Tharwat are close-minded

08 Feb 2015
Rapper Zap Tharwat's book,  "Habibaty" (Arabic for My Beloved), drew wide criticism on social media platforms and with intellectual groups following the musician's book signing event at the Cairo International...

Syrian poet: We can change religious interpretation, must fight extremism

A pile of books
05 Feb 2015
Religions are not changeable matters but human interpretations of them are, said a prominent Arab poet in a seminar at the Cairo International Book Fair.   “I do not think there is a possibility to renew religion, for any...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' arouses sex toy boom

© AFP / by Jennie Matthew | Merchandise playing to the soon-to-be-released film "Fifty Shades of Grey" are displayed at an outlet of American retailer Babeland in New York, with companies hoping the movie will boost sales of sex toys and bondage accessories
05 Feb 2015
The erotic bestselling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates. Now manufacturers and retailers are hoping that its Valentine's Day movie...

Queen Elizabeth fears Britain not ready for 'King Charles'- new book

Britain's Queen Elizabeth 
03 Feb 2015
Queen Elizabeth fears that Britain will be shocked by the different style of monarchy Prince Charles is planning, according to a new biography of her heir apparent. 'Charles: The Heart of a King' claims that the 66-year-old prince...