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History and Place in the Novels of Reem Bassiouny, How History Set Me Free in Writing

May 2023
Monday 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Reem Bassiouny is an Egyptian writer, novelist, and a professor at the American University of Cairo. She holds a BA in English from the University of Alexandria, and a master’s and doctorate in Linguistics and a doctorate in Political Discourse Analysis from the University of Oxford where she also taught. Reem Bassiouni won the Sawiris Literary Award for her novel Doctor Hana’a, an award from the USA for best translated work for her novel The Pistachio Seller and the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Literature from the Supreme Council of Culture for her novel The Children of the People: The Mamluks Trilogy. She published several novels and scientific books.

Where memory is the house of culture and knowledge; where the original council, separated by a cultural sidewalk that connects Muharraq with the intellectuals and writers of the world. The house itself, located at the heart of the city, opens its doors to cultural production in the fields of thought, literature, politics, philosophy, culture and art.

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