Book launch & discussion about Cairo’s Ultras with author Ronnie Close


Thursday 12 March 2020 / 6pm
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Cultural Center

The event unfortunately has been postponed due to unstable weather conditions expected in Egypt on Thursday March 12.

Book launch, discussion, and brief Q&A with Ronnie Close, the author of of the newly released book Cairo’s Ultras: Resistance and Revolution in Egypt’s Football Culture (AUC Press, 2020).

Register here to attend the event: or email [email protected].
Open to the public / Entrance with a valid photo ID.

Cairo’s Ultras tackles the fascinating account of football culture in Egypt through its ultras groups while exploring how football communities offer ways of belonging and instill meaning in everyday life.

Ronnie Close is a writer, filmmaker, and assistant professor of visual media at the American University in Cairo. His work includes the documentary ‘More Out of Curiosity’, a project that involved shooting and gathering video and other archival materials over a three-year period with the Ultras groups in Cairo, 2012–15.





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