Naguib Mahfouz [Photo Courtesy: File Photo]
CAIRO – 4 November 2017: The photography exhibition “Ahlam Fatret Al Naqaha” [Healing Period Dreams] by the In Focus Photographers team will be hosted at El Sawy Culture Wheel from November 11 to November 19. It features various Egyptian rising photographers such as Ahmed Khaled, Salwa Karim, Karim Nabil, and Habiba Ibrahim.
Retelling Naguib Mahfouz’s tales creatively, the team held a workshop to capture certain scenes from Mahfouz’s novels.
“Ahlam Fatret El Naqaha” is the title of Mahfouz’s last literary work. It was published in 2004. It reviews Mahfouz’s dreams, and life lessons through a magical narrative style.
Mahfouz was the first Arabic author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. He was born in the Gamaliya quarter of Cairo in 1911.
Mahfouz earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s in Islamic philosophy, before shifting his career to literature.
He started his literary career by publishing a number of historical novels such as “Kefaah Tebah” in 1939, before shifting to realism by publishing “El Qahera El Gadeda” and “Khan El Khalili.”
He wrote in a psychological realism style in social novels. He also wrote in the style of magical realism, such as the novel “El Harafeesh,” and in 1952 he published his most famous and critical work, “Awlaad Haretna.”
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