No Knives in the Kitchens of This City by Khaled Khalifa review – rage and shame in Syria
No Knives in the Kitchens of This City won the Naguib Mahfouz medal for literature. As in many of Mahfouz's novels, Khalifa's urban environment develops a power somewhere between metaphor and symbol: “The alley was witness to the destruction of my ...
Exploring Egypt: Traces of the past in Old Alexandria
The Cecil was mentioned in Laurence Durell's Alexandria Quartet and Naguib Mahfouz's Miramar. This hotel is historic, as Winston Churchill stayed here, as well as author Somerset Maugham. The British Secret Service had a suite there for their operations.
Art Cafes quench thirst of Egypt's intellectuals
“In the past, great people like Naguib Mahfouz used to sit at the cafe and mix with people,” Sulaiman said, referring to Egypt's Nobel Laureate writer who died in 2006. “Mahfouz soared to universal fame through his interaction with people in the street ...
Egyptian laureate's legacy still resonates in Israel 10 years after death
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Despite the seemingly unending state of war between Israel and Egypt, Menahem Milson, then a young scholar of Arabic literature at the Hebrew University, decided to make an overture of friendship to one of Egypt's most prominent writers, Naguib Mahfouz ...