Egypt

Mekkawi Said’s Latest Book: More Stories from Downtown

In Al Masry Al Youm, Amany Aly Shawky reviews Mekkawi Said’s latest: مقتنيات وسط البلد , or Downtown Collectibles.

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The Trouble with Tareq Imam

Last week, there was quite a flap in the Egyptian literary world as the country’s State Incentive Award went to Tareq Imam’s The Serenity of Killers (Dar Merit)—but then was snatched back on the pretext that Imam had already won a (Sawiris, second-place) award for the book.