Book ٍSigning Events
On January 9, 2017, Dr. Aliaa Rafea signed her book: “A Journey From Within a World of a Man: Reading in C.J. Jung Autobiography”, at Al Kotob Khan Bookstore, Maadi, Cairo.
On March 11, 2017, Dr. Aliaa Rafea signed her book: “Insight and Contentment- Autobiography of Aliaa Rafea”, at Sheikh Zaid’s International Book Fair.
September 2018: Mohamed Salmawy signed his book: “A day or So”
On September 15, 2018, the Human Foundation hosted this book signing event.
Mohamed Salmawy is a prominent and influential Egyptian writer who is widely recognized in Egypt, the Arab World and worldwide. He is a novelist and author of many plays that had left a mark on the contemporary Egyptian theatre, especially during that last two decades of the twentieth century. This made him one of the contemporary theatre top writers in the Arab World. He wrote “Al Ganzeer” which was the first play to discuss the terrorism made in the name of religion. He also wrote “Salome” and other plays, in addition to nine collections of short stories. His two novels, “Coloured Beads” and “Butterfly Wings” occupy a prominent place among the Arab novels. The latter predicted the 25 January 2011 revolution in Egypt.
For 16 years; Salmawy was the Editor in Chief of Al-Ahram Hebdo newspaper, published in French. He was also the Managing Editor of Al-Ahram Weekly, which is published in English. This allowed him to introduce the Egyptian and Arab reality to foreign readers. He was the President of the Writers Union of Egypt for 10 consecutive years, where he had served the interests of writers and authors, and won the highest number of votes in every election. Some members of the Writers Union consider the time when Salmawy held this position as the best time ever since the establishment of the Union at 1975.
In his memories: “A day or so”, Salmawy reveals many unknown details about the most significant political, social and cultural events that he had witnessed.