Posts Tagged ‘Egyptian literature’

Gamal Ghitany

Paying farewell to Gamal al-Ghitani

At a memorial to Gamal al-Ghitani last Tuesday, Humphrey Davies read the seventh chapter of one of the books of the author’s that he had translated himself: The Pyramid Texts (1994). Titled Luminosity, the chapter is about a flash of incandescent light, sighted near the pyramids, that brings the narrator an obscure ease. — Published […]

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From Mahfouz to Mohamed Khan: On two of CLUSTER’s downtown tours

As part of its recent Creative Cities conference hosted by the American University in Cairo, CLUSTER organized six tours, each looking at downtown Cairo through a different lens — including biking, photography, architecture and passageways. Here is Rowan El Shimi with a video on the cinema tour, and Lara El Gibaly with a written account of the literary tour. — Published on Mada […]