Don’t miss the discussion on the book A History of Arab Graphic Design – Lectures – Al-Ahram Weekly

A History of Arabic Graphic Design

Egypt Library

Bibliothek Egypt, 2nd Floor, Unit SY-202, Building F3, Arkan Plaza Sheikh Zayed City, Giza, Tel 01066870021

Wed 25, 7-8 p.m.: A presentation, discussion and signing by A story of arabic graphic design author’s book Haytham Nawar and Bahia Shehab. The book tells the stories of the people and events that shaped the look of graphic design in the Arab world. Shehab and Nawar look at the work of over 80 designers from Morocco to Iraq. They look at the period from before 1900 to the end of the 20th century. Shehab is a professor and founder of the graphic design program at the American University in Cairo. Artist, designer and art historian. Nawar is Chair of the Arts Department at the American University in Cairo and Founder and Artistic Director of Cairotronica, an electronic and new media arts festival in Cairo.

Italian cultural institute

The cultural association Energheia Felice Lisanti of Matera, with the patronage of the region of Basilicata and in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Cairo, announces the “Energia Egypt“Literary Competition. All Italian citizens residing or domiciled in Egypt and Egyptian citizens over the age of 18 can participate in the competition, by sending an unpublished short story, written in Italian with a free subject and not exceeding seven pages (25 lines per page). The story must be sent, along with the attached entry form, by email no later than May 30, 2022, to the following address:

Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Email: [email protected]


French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

In the heart of the city of Alexandria, “Odysseys 2.0” 10and edition of literary meetings “Writing the Mediterranean” embraces the centuries to immerse guests in a contemporary reflection on Mediterranean history by summoning literature, poetry and digital. Three main chapters will punctuate these meetings: Mediterranean stories of yesterday and today, new forms of narration and economic models of digital writing. Guests: Karim Amelal (writer), David Djaiz (author), Eric Sadin (author), Sedef Ecer (writer and performer), Gulay Hacer Toruk (singer), Fawzia Zouari (writer), Samira Ibrahim (journalist), Muhammad Ali Midany (cultural entrepreneur), Adly Thomas (entrepreneur) Ahmed Esmat (media specialist), Dalia Chams (journalist), Racha Omran (poetess), Huda Asfour (musician), mohamed abdel rahman (writer), Lana Habib (lecturer, department of French language and literature at the University of Alexandria), Leon Dubois (photographer), Mohammad Gohar (architect and draftsman), Coline Houssais (author and performer), Emad Mabrouk (cinema specialist and VJ), Omar Abdou (musician).


Thursday 19, 4.30 p.m. (Free admission): “Digital entrepreneurship in culture and literature” a musical and photo reading of excerpts from Trésor National, the first novel in French by the Franco-Turkish writer Sedev Esser and accompanied by one of the most beautiful Turkish voices, Julai Hasir Turkish.

Thursday 19, 7 p.m. (Free entry): “Communication Between Yesterday and Today” a round table on digital culture in the Mediterranean with Karim Amalal, Eric Sadin and Mohamed Ali Midani (Founder of DCX), and Adly Thomas

(Founder of Gemini Africa), the dialogue is moderated by the journalist Samira Ibrahim. (All entries are translated into Arabic or French).

*A version of this article appeared in the May 19, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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Clifton L. Boyd