Shadi, a graduate of the American University in Cairo is detached from his original values and works at the U.S. Embassy. His friend Emad who departs for a summer vacation with Mahmoud to Lebanon, after his father rejects his engagement to his girlfriend Nada. Nada, a romantic girl who is deeply in love with Emad, but is sexually harassed; instead of supporting her, Hossam – her brother – forces her to wear hijab, the Islamic head cover. Suddenly, the 2006 Lebanon war breaks out, forcing a different downturn of their destinies.
Public Authoring of Cultural Palaces Award – 2010
Years have passed and many accounts were recorded describing 6 October War, yet there still remains many aspects of this historic war that have not been uncovered yet. There are aspects that can only be grasped and comprehended by those who lived through war events. Today, one that restored national dignity to the Egyptians and Arabs at large, Ahmed Abul Ghait, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, narrates in Part I of this book events he witnessed himself, given his work with Mohamed Hafez Ismail, the National Security Advisor, for two consecutive years, during which he followed up on pre-war preparations in Egypt to face the Israeli enemy. He also narrates many scenes related to the war itself and postwar negotiations.
The artist and minister Farouk Hosny talked about the secrets of 23 years of cultural work during his tenure as the Egyptian Minister of Culture. He reveals the back scenes of that period with all its struggles and crises.
The book includes 15 chapters dealing with confrontations with the former minister about his most famous cultural battles such as the “Sea Weed Banquet”, the battle of the UNESCO, the hijab crisis, the victory of Naguib Mahfouz with the Nobel Prize, the attempted assassination of him, the loss of the poppy flower and the restoration campaign of Sphinx, for which he was named the Minister of Sphinx. ”
The book also includes Farouk Hosny’s relationship with some of the Arab ministers of culture and leaders whom he met during his tenure as a minister.
This collection of stories is classified among the magical realistic school of writing.
The author resorts to imagination and fantasia in depicting human experiences and feelings that are an integral part of the life of every human individual. When you read through these stories, you tend to feel indulged in your own share of feelings and memories. You consider the protagonists as your own friends and neighbors. You sense the heartbeats of your mother, your feelings towards your father and the playful attitude of your younger sister. On the whole, the book is inspiring to love the people and life, and regard those who surround us as unique human case and a blessing from God.
It was one of those stormy winter days when the
light-brown cat that looks like a tiger was seen
walking down the streets, roaming the parks of the city, in search for any traces of food that would keep it warm, but in vain. It went into a warm place and suddenly screamed .out load
?! What is it that caused the cat to scream
A series of folk tales, told by mothers and grandmothers, combining narrative pleasure, delightful situations and benefits for children.
The author re-introduces them with the aim of entertaining the whole family, through reading and listening to the delightful folklore Egyptian tales.
The author emphasizes a fundamental fact related to the creation, one that has long been bypassed by people… the fact that all creatures whether faithful human beings and jinn; animals; plants; and even natural phenomenon such as thunder, lightning, clouds, rain, night and day engage in the glorification of Allah (praise of Allah). The authorÕs unique depiction of the subject is presented through an amazing mixture of spiritual awareness and sound scientific understanding.
As Morgan showed in Lost History, issued in 2007, how the modern world owes to the unremembered Arab Muslim thinkers, he highlights the radically developed theories of mathematicians, astronomers, biologists, chemists, doctors and others. Thousand years ago, thinkers predicted, unexpectedly, the 21st century thought in areas such as natural selection of species, creation of artificial life, emerging theories of time and space, psychotherapy, theories of human consciousness and the fusion of art with high mathematics and modern space-time theory.
The author chronicles and analyzes these rapid developments in early Islamic science and thought. He then questions how these intellectual breakthroughs have gone so far outside the familiar frame of modern intellectual freedom, innovation and modernism. How are the frameworks of Western and Islamic scientific thought intertwined? What are the lessons learned from early Islamic fiction that can be applied to modern science and discovery?
The enlightened eyes of a visionary Egyptian journalist surveyed one of Earth’s most enormous spaces from the west of the great Sahara, where Mauritania and Morocco are located, passing through Algeria, Mali, Chad, Niger, Libya, Egypt and Sudan, then quickly looking over Somalia, where he observed the triangle of wickedness: the making of terrorism, weapons’ trade and drug dealing that are run by security agencies of super powerful countries and ruling houses to brainwash young Muslims, especially young Arab Muslims, to exploit them in dismantling the Arab world under the guise of jihad and the enactment of God’s law.
Indeed, they abuse the inadequacy of the Arab ruling regimes in catering for the basic necessary needs of the poor and disadvantaged millions and youths in the Arab world at large and the largely underexplored African Arab desert.
The great journalist, Ayman Al Sisi, presents this vision with a strategic level of awareness of the nation’s crisis, not just Egypt’s.