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An epic novel with a magic ring

An epic novel with a magic ring

Hoopoe sat down with Sherif Meleka, author of Suleiman’s Ring, (Hoopoe, March 2023), to find out more about what drove him to write about an enchanted ring which brings good fortune to… READ MORE

Fascinating book discussion about ‘Zar’

Fascinating book discussion about ‘Zar’

Hager El Hadidi, author of the newly released paperback edition of Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals In Egypt, (AUC Press, 2023), gave a fascinating virtual book talk, moderated… READ MORE

A rare look through Xenia Nikolskaya’s lens 

A rare look through Xenia Nikolskaya’s lens 

The award-winning Russian-Swedish photographer Xenia Nikolskaya talked about her book Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture, Revised and Expanded Edition (AUC Press, 2022), with Rodrigo Gratacós Brum, filmmaker, film producer, and associate professor… READ MORE

Faces from another time

Faces from another time

Sherif Boraie is an editor and publisher based in Cairo. He founded his imprint, Zeitouna, in 1988, under which he has published forty highly illustrated books on Egyptian history, from the… READ MORE

Naguib Mahfouz (1911–2006)

Naguib Mahfouz (1911–2006)

“My love is for the people of the alleys, not only the old alleys of Cairo but the alleys of the whole world.” —Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz was born on… READ MORE

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