"And here I am, aimlessly wandering the streets / As the night weighs long and dark upon the land and I."
On Sunday, the Sawiris Foundation announced that the ceremony for this year's Sawiris Cultural Award -- usually a major event on January's literary calendar -- will be pushed back to April. Organizers also published shortlists for several more categories, including the novel and short-story collection categories for established writers.
Awlad al-Nas (literally Children of the People) offers insight into Egyptians’ lives during the Mamluk period (1250–1517), which played a key role in Egypt’s history.
"Nobody has the power to impose a limit on the madness of dreams and their ideas, and consequently nobody can judge you for that."
"Marrying a piano player / is different from marrying a sailor."
Winners of the Sawiris Prize are expected to be announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House in January 2021.
"Abdelmegid died on Sunday evening at the Ain Shams Field Hospital."
"More from 2020 in the afterlife of Naguib Mahfouz."
"His daughter, Reham Farouk, announced that he had died of a heart attack."
Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey talk about the show on Episode 60: "Paranormal."
"The interwar years were a golden age for travel writing in Egypt and the Middle East in general; scores of new books arrived to tell Arabic readers about the increasingly connected world."
The fair's new dates are June 30 to July 15, the committee's statement said.