Cafés of Cairo: A walk through time
Mattatia café was originally known as the Post Café. It was frequented by historical figures such as Gamal El-Din El-Afghani, Abdallah El-Nadim, Muhammad Abdu, Yacoub Sanu, Saad Pasha Zaghloul, Abbas El-Aqqad, and Naguib Mahfouz, among others.
'Automobile Club of Egypt' traces road toward Arab Spring
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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 ...
The rise of Arabic literature in the West
Your Middle East
"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 ...
Egypt's most notable writer Gamal El-Ghitani in critical condition
The renowned author of Zayni Barakat is on a medical ventilator. 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.