Turmoil in the Middle East: Regional Dimensions Beyond Religion
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The Egyptian writer and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, Naguib Mahfouz, notes correctly that in Egypt “most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.” Nationalism came up to define ...
Three titles from HBKU Press vie for Banipal Prize
Hutchins has previously translated Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy. “We are very proud to have published these three works of Arabic literature in translation,” commented Fakhri Saleh, Head of Arabic Publishing at HBKU Press. “As a leading publishing ...
He gave voice to the marginalised
He could confidently rub shoulders with the likes of Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiongo, Naguib Mahfouz and Simin Daneshwar. For now, he rests among the stars, with evening dew shedding silent tears over the departure of nature's very own, brilliant child.
Durrell deserves to have his name spelt correctly
Sir, In your review of the Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz's non-fiction (“Critic of Cairo”, Life & Arts, August 6) you mention that “the comparisons to Honoré de Balzac and Laurence Durrell, only emerged after 1988, when he received the Nobel Prize ...