7ayy Festival

This Ramadan, the 7ayy! Festival (not to be confused with the Hay Festival), organised by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, will feature female musicians from Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria and Morocco. The festival events take place on three weekends  in the El-Genaina Theatre inside Al-Azhar Park from 10-25 July. For details on the event times, see Ahram Online's Ramadan Culture … Continue reading 7ayy Festival

An Apartment Called Freedom

An Apartment Called Freedom, by Ghazi al Qusaibi, is set between 1956 and 1961, and tells of the experiences in love and politics of four Bahraini young men studying at university in Cairo. The novel begins on the plane, where 16 year old Fuad is on his way from Bahrain to Egypt to study law. … Continue reading An Apartment Called Freedom