BookDiscussion: Sunset Oasis--by Bahaa Taher

The discussion will cover the many sides of one of few research-based novels in Egypt. It tells the story of the remote Siwa oasis during the troubling days after the British occupation of Egypt in the 19th Century. The novel has been awarded the inaugural IPAF (International Prize for Arabic Fiction) AKA the Arab Booker Prize. The discussion is welcoming all notes on literature, history, culture, geography of Siwa and the area.

You may wish to check Ahmed Fakhry's book "Siwa" (reprinted by AUC Press) as a background information on Siwa and Siwan history.

For suggestions of more books (Sinai Mountains and Alexandria during Summer) to SaharaSafaris Community Moderator for future Summer Discussions.


Zen Cafe.

6th Floor at Pearl Hotel. Located at the intersection of Street 82 and Street 7, Maadi. Very close to AbulSid of Street 7, Maadi.

book-descussion: changing the day

Dear Mabrouk, 

can't we make it on week-ends, tuesday i cant attend unfortunatly ...




it seems unlikely to be able

it seems unlikely to be able to do so because weekend turnout would be low by Cairenes. My sincere apologies and I think more ones done in suitable timing for those outside Cairo will be considered every now and then. Thanks for your suggestion.