“Amtar Sayfeya” by Egyptian author Ahmed el-Karmalawy book cover - Photo courtesy of goodreads.
CAIRO – 10 April 2018: Various cultural events will be taking place in Cairo and Alexandria on Tuesday April 10, in different cultural platforms.
Wanas library in Cairo hosts Egyptian author Ahmed el-Karmalawy for a discussion about his novel “Amtar Sayfeya” (Summer Rains) which has won the “El Sheikh Zayed for Writers” award.
The book mainly questions whether the pure soul of music still exists in this chaotic world or not; the author answers through displaying varied events. Karmalawy has brilliantly used his rich literary and music experiences in drawing the novel’s events, according to the original description of the book.
Additionally, Egyptian composer and pianist Mohammad Adel will be performing with his music troupe at Cairo Opera House's Small Hall. Adel’s troupe combines western and eastern music instruments, adding an astonishingly special music taste.
Also, the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria has organized a lecture to be given by Nada Yousry, Egyptian specialist in Jewish literature, under the title "The roots of patriarchal thought and the denial of women in Jewish law".
Two events at El Sawy Culture Wheel
The El Asala (Originality) music band will perform at El Hekma Theater, showcasing a significant assortment of their best pieces at El Sawy Culture Wheel in Cairo.
El Kalema Theater will hosts a seminar entitled “Egyptian Contemporary Poets between Heritage and Modernity.” The seminar aims at discussing all the factors and elements that Egyptian poetry, especially contemporary poetry, has been exposed to.