American University in Cairo CAASIC fellow Anny Gaul is currently translating a section from Omar Hazek's novel "I Don't Love This City." Meanwhile, the author -- whose case has been taken up by PEN International -- remains in prison.
After a two-year hiatus, the Alexandria International Book Fair is back for its ninth edition: The fair, organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Egyptian Publishers Association, opened on March 23 and is set to run until April 7. The fair, which according to its press information is hosting 130 publishers and dozens of events, … Continue reading Egypt’s Second City Hosting Its Book Fair
I suppose most people---if speaking of Alexandria-themed literature in English---would point to Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, or perhaps to the renowned Greek-Alexandrian Constantine Cavafy. But the idea of "Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria" is much like "Paul Bowles' Morocco" and thus---literary merits notwithstanding---is not my core interest.