"O you, standing on the verge of the massacre, / Brandish your weapons!"
"The place was choking, and it will always be."
"Magdy’s gaze fell by accident on a tiny ad written in fine print in the bottom corner of one of the pages of a local newspaper."
"Yet none of us could object, as that was the way things were; these were the laws of our society, and we were completely satisfied with them. I didn't know whether we had a choice in this satisfaction, but I didn't like to tire my mind thinking about it."
Places are limited, so organizers ask that those who book arrange to attend both sessions: Tuesday March 16 and Tuesday 23, from 18:30-20:00 GMT.
"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."