Naguib Mahfouz: Between Fiction and History

27 July '17 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

On the occasion of the launch of Essays of the Sadat Era: 1976-81, Gingko are delighted to host an event focused on Mahfouz’s legacy – his relationship between his creative works and more public journalistic output. The event will feature a talk by visiting guest lecturer and Q&A session.

Guest speaker: Professor Samia Mehrez – Professor of Arab and Islamic Civilizations from the American University in Cairo.
Introduced by Professor Rasheed El-Enany (Doha Institute)

About the book: The essays, appearing in English for the first time, cover a presidency that comprised of some of the most dramatic events in Egyptian history: from Sadat’s “Corrective Revolution” to the Yom Kippur War with Israel and the eventual peace accord between the two countries, as well as his eventual assassination by Islamic extremists in 1981. In this collection Mahfouz deals with diverse political topics, such as socio-economic class, democracy and dictatorship, Islam and extremism.

This event is supported by the British Council in association with the Arab British Centre and the London Middle East Institute, SOAS


Khalili Lecture Theatre

SOAS University of London



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