Category Archives: Egypt

Calling All Private Schools in Cairo: Join This Reading Initiative for Kids

The Maadi-based bookstore Kalila & Dimna is launching a new initiative,  مسابقة المصري الصغير للقراءة و الابداع.  The following came from Kalila w Dimna co-founder Nermeen Magdi: This competition, which spans across Cairo’s private schools, aims at entering a new phase of the children reading culture, … Continue reading

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Where are the Children’s Books of the ‘Arab Spring’?

Originally in the Egypt Independent (with a few additions for this audience): At this year’s Cairo International Book Fair, the most sought-after books were those about Arab revolutions. Titles about revolution, in Arabic and in English, have also dominated prime bookstore shelf space. And … Continue reading

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Ramadan Children’s Literature Events in Cairo

For Ma3di residents, be sure to pop into Kalila w Dimna and see what they have on tap.

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Connecting Children with Arabic Literature: What Schools Can Do

When I talked with publisher Balsam Saad at her bookstore’s first anniversary party, the conversation turned to one of the topics that interests me most: Arabic in the schools. Continue reading

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Children’s Bookshop News: First-ever Opens in Dubai, One-Year Anniversary of Cairo’s

A new children’s bookstore has opened its doors in Dubai.

The shop, called كان ياما كان (Kan Ya Ma Kan, the equivalent of “Once Upon a Time”), is located at الاتحاد مول on شارع الخوانيج. Continue reading

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If You’re in Cairo, Don’t Miss First Ever Culture Corner ركن ثقافي!

This Friday, March 25 from 1-6 p.m., Cairo will be hosting its first ever “Culture Corner” in Saba3 3omarat square, the garden in front La Casetta restaurant, Merghany, Heliopolis. Continue reading

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Titles to Help Children Understand Social Change and Peaceful Revolution

Egyptian publisher al-Balsam Books has two titles out that speak directly to the changes that have been happening in Egypt since January 25. One is titled نيلسون مانديلا and the other غاندي : حرية الاعتقاد. Continue reading

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