“Days with Naguib Mahfouz” book cover – photo courtesy of Academic Bookshop statement
CAIRO - 22 February 2018: A new book about the renowned late Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz called “Days with Naguib Mahfouz” by critic/author Fathy el-Ashry was released on Thursday detailing unknown aspects of Mahfouz’s life.
The book is comprised of intercepts and conversations that Mahfouz had with his friend el-Ashry; it also showcases seven years of the life of Mahfouz after he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988.
Some of the chapters portrays the moments Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize, his encounters between cinema and books, his life at coffee shops, and his uncountable personal statements.
El-Ashry also explains about the events behind the painting and sculpture of Mahfouz by Ahmed Sabry and Abdelaziz Saab respectively. Both artistic works have not been exposed to the public to this day, according to a press release by the Academic Bookshop.
Publisher and head of the Academic Bookshop Ahmed Amin mentioned in the press release that el-Ashry’s book is worth reading as it contains special unknown moments of Mahfouz’s life.