The Book of Cairo Verhalen over de hoofdstad van Egypte

The Book of Cairo

  • Schrijvers: Diverse auteurs
  • Soort boek: verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Comma Press
  • Omvang: 144 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback / Ebook

Flaptekst van het boek met verhalen over de stad Cairo

Once the centre of the ancient world and, for a thousand years, a welcoming destination for explorers and tourists, Cairo has more recently become a city determined to forget. Since 2013, the events of Tahrir Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya have been gradually erased from its official history; writers have been imprisoned, publishing houses raided, and independent news sites shut down by the authorities. With the Egyptian government currently moving many of its ministries to the desert new builds, east of Cairo, the city’s future (as well as its past) seem uncertain.

Here ten new voices offer tentative glimpses into the city’s life at a time when writing directly about its greatest challenges is often too dangerous. With satire, surrealism, humour and a flair for the microcosm, these stories guide us through the slums and suburbs, bars and backstreets of a city haunted by an unspoken past.

Verhalen van:
  • Eman Abdelrahim
  • Hassan Abdel Mawgoud
  • Nael Eltoukhy
  • Areej Gamal
  • Hatem Hafez
  • Hend Jaʿfar
  • Nahla Karam
  • Mohamed Kheir
  • Ahmed Naji
  • Mohamed Salah al-Azab

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