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Critic, Scholar Gaber Asfour Dies at 77

Egyptian literary critic, scholar, and two-time Minister of Culture Gaber Asfour died on Friday at the age of 77.

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Who is the New Egyptian Culture Minister?

Gaber Asfour—replacement for 25-year culture head Farouk Hosni—apparently met with department leaders in the Egyptian culture ministry and discussed future plans, according to Youm7. Various “mass culture” possibilities were reportedly under discussion; I hope at least someone thought to bring a fiddle and some re-arrangeable deck chairs.

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