Panel Discussion: Al-Qahira: Riwāyah wa Rāwī with Ashraf El-Ashmawi — Tahrir Cultural Festival Event

AUC Tahrir Square, Howard Room - From 7pm to 8pm

Panel Discussion Announcement: AUC Press Author Ashraf Ashmawi

A panel discussion featuring Ashraf El-Ashmawi, a renowned AUC Press author and judge, is scheduled as part of the Tahrir Cultural Festival organized by the American University in Cairo.

Ashraf El-Ashmawi is the author of The House of the Coptic Woman and The Lady of Zamalek, both translated by Peter Daniel.

The discussion will focus on the theme “Cairo veiled in the tales of storytellers and the narratives of writers and literati.” It aims to explore how the novels take shape in their narratives, as well as how the city is portrayed through the annals of history and the pens of historians and writers. This insightful dialogue will go deep into how Cairo becomes a tale or story interwoven into the fabric of collective memory and imagination.

‍The discussion will feature Ashraf El-Ashmawi in conversation with Omar Taher (Journalist; Poet; Writer) and moderated by Omar El Maadawy (Content Creator).

More information about the event here.

*The Discussion will be in the Arabic Language.
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The House of the Coptic Woman
The House of the Coptic Woman by Ashraf El-Ashmawi
The Lady of Zamalek
The Lady of Zamalek by Ashraf El-Ashmawi