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...

'You think, therefore you are an infidel', a new book criticizing intellectual shackles

You think, therefore you are an infidel
03 Feb 2015
Author Salwa al-Lubany was at the 46th Cairo International Book Fair on Sunday evening signing the second edition of her book, “You think, therefore you are an infidel”.    The book discusses the problems faced by...

Al-Masry Al-Youm editor gives advice for choosing reads at Cairo Book Fair

02 Feb 2015
As Egypt’s annual Cairo International Book Fair enters its sixth day, attracting thousands of reading-hungry clients, Al-Masry Al-Youm’s culture and history sections editor, Maher Hassan, gives a piece of beneficial ...

Qaradawi’s books withdrawn from Cairo’s book fair

01 Feb 2015
Controversy erupted at Cairo International Book Fair as some of the goers rejected selling of books by Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi at Dar al-Shorouq pavillion, resulting in its withdrawal.   Ahmed Megahed, head of the...