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Poet and Painter Ahmed Morsi’s First English Collection Forthcoming in September

“Art for me – whether my poetry or paintings – is an expression of my personal experiences; unbounded by time and place.  I prefer not to make of art a utility and rather to allow it the utmost freedom to just be.”

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Edwar al-Kharrat

Edwar al-Kharrat’s Library: A Hall of Magic and Wonders

“You could not ask al-Kharrat about an Egyptian writer, dead or alive, without him going to a small room – perhaps the balcony that he closed to carve out more space for his library one day – and take out some of his or her works with care and sensitivity, or works that even its author may have completely forgotten.”

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Edwar al-Kharrat

Edwar al-Kharrat… the Storytelling Eye

This viewpoint was that the stability of life lay in its capacity to change, in stitching the spread of weakness and strength together, not with the intention of achieving hegemony, but with a desire to look out for what is better, because things are not eternal and they erode to leave traces as the sole witnesses to them.

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