Egyptian actress Mona Zaki wins Best Actress
Egyptian actress Mona Zaki wins Best Actress award at Lebanon's Murex D'OrAhram OnlineThe series was directed by Mohamed Yasine and written by Mohamed Amin Rady, based on a novel of the same name by Naguib Mahfouz. A theatrical group in the 1970s discovers during a reading that the play they will perform is about their own lives and ...
Posted on 15 May 2017 | 6:10 am
Istanbul Comes to Life in Washington, DC
Al-BawabaIstanbul Comes to Life in Washington, DC BookstoreAl-BawabaMany of the attendees are retired and have postgraduate degrees and international backgrounds. “I love that they bring their expertise in,” El-Shazli said. “It makes the discussion richer.” El-Shazli's next course will be on Egypt and the work of ...
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 9:30 pm
When the magic of storytelling and music
The NationalWhen the magic of storytelling and music collideThe NationalEven the Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz was inspired by the tales, and refashioned Scheherazade into Arabian Nights and Days. I recall my first introduction to Rimsky-Korsakov's masterpiece when I was about 7, in the back seat of ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 7:07 am
Local bookshops make it easy to find the
Coastal IllustratedLocal bookshops make it easy to find the perfect bookCoastal Illustrated“Palace Walk” by Naguib Mahfouz. “One of my favorite works of fiction ever. Set in Cairo in the 1900s, it provides a bird's-eye view into back-in-the-day daily life of another culture, which is always eye-opening armchair travel when authentic. … Also ...
Posted on 25 April 2017 | 9:13 pm
Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2017: Leading
The NationalAbu Dhabi Book Fair 2017: Leading international authors top the bill ...The NationalGiven that China is the Guest Country of Honour, it is particularly encouraging to see so many exciting Chinese novelists coming to the UAE this week.and more »
Posted on 25 April 2017 | 5:45 am
After the exodus, tourists trickle back into
Egypt was delighted to see me. So overjoyed, in fact, that Egyptians couldn't contain themselves.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 7:03 am
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Ninth Session
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the four winners in its 9th session (2014/2015).The Literature Award went to Osama Alaysa from Pal...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 1:02 am
Anunciados os vencedores da nona sessão do
ABU DHABI, Emirados Árabes Unidos, 6 de abril de 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- O Prêmio Literário Sheikh Zayed anunciou os vencedores do ano (2014 - 2015) marcando a nona sessão da premiação. O anúncio dos vencedores foi realizado após extensas...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 12:14 am
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Discoveries and inventions that have changed the world and improved the lives of people are now being displayed at the Nobel Museum exhibition, which has brought to life the achievements of Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature and peace.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 11:43 am
Dubai to host museum of ideas that changed
Nationality is not taken into consideration while accepting nominations for the Nobel Prize, a top official from the Nobel Museum has affirmed. When asked about the possibility of someone from the GCC countries winning a Nobel Prize, Dr Lars Heikensen, chairman of the Nobel Museum, said: “We are open to applications for the award from across the world. Dr Heikensen was speaking at the opening ...
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 9:22 pm
The unique project of Gamal Al-Ghitany
Al-Ghitany brilliantly succeeded in emerging from what might be termed the Mahfouzian, after the Egyptian Nobel laureate novelist Naguib Mahfouz, fictional frame-of-reference which laid the foundations of the legitimacy of the novel in Arabic literature.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:10 pm
Hagar ElSaeed: How J.K Rowling & 140
Then the rest of them laughed, and another one said, "Do you think you are Naguib Mahfouz? Are you serious? Just forget about it." Another time I was in club, just before my practice. I was talking to a couple of my teammates and the topic was about future ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 9:12 pm
The rise of Arabic literature in the West
"When I was a student," British-Syrian writer Robin Yassin-Kassab recalled, "just about the only stuff in terms of literature that was translated and available in bookshops was Naguib Mahfouz, the Nobel prize winner, and Nawal el-Saadawi (the Egyptian ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
'Automobile Club of Egypt' traces road
Nor does "The Automobile Club" have the texture one finds in the novels of Naguib Mahfouz, with whom Al Aswany is regularly compared. Taking up similar themes, a novel like Mahfouz's "Palace Walk" presents more rounded characters and a thicker sense of its ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 2:59 am
Egypt's most notable writer Gamal El-Ghitani
Gamal El-Ghitani, 70, is one of Egypt's most notable writers and was a close friend of the Arab world’s only Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Mahfouz was also an inspiration for his works. His literature has been translated into many languages including ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 4:46 am
Resolved Question: What's the meaning of
Found in Naguib Mahfouz's novel
Posted on 26 June 2013 | 4:21 am
Resolved Question: Egypt: Have you ever read
And if so, which ones did you like the best, and why?
Posted on 28 May 2011 | 9:35 am
Resolved Question: In “The Happy Man” By
Long speaches by the main character
Dialogue between the main character and other charaters
Long speeches by secondary characters
Descriptions of setting
Posted on 18 December 2010 | 3:00 am
Resolved Question: What are reasons why
I have a debate and I have to argue that Faulkner was much more deserving of the nobel prize and Mahfouz was not, any ideas?
Posted on 1 December 2010 | 1:16 am
Resolved Question: Why did Islamists hate
Was it because he was a secularist who likely was only a cultural Muslim who rejected religious dogma? Or was it because he defended Salman Rushdie? They almost succeeded in killing him in 1994, and I remember even Hassan Nasrallah in 2005 proclaimed that if they had succeeded, the Danish cartoonists would be too cowardly to publish. Do you personally believe creators of cartoons and books that mock Islam ought to be punished by death? http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2007269,00.html
The religion of peace strikes everywhere at all times!
Posted on 29 September 2010 | 8:32 am