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New Arrivals

As summer comes to an end it is time to pack away the entertaining beach-reads and browse through the new arrivals in Cairo’s bookstores. Brand new novels by Arab authors and new translations of treasured tales are vying for shelf space and the attention of the avid reader. Here is our pick for the coming month.

Salma Hamed

Norway attacks reinforce need for united stand against intolerance

By Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu ISTANBUL, Turkey: The horrific and tragic incident that happened in Norway reminds us again of the importance of combating religious intolerance and promoting cultural understanding. Anti-Islam and anti-Muslim attitudes and activities, known as Islamophobia, are increasingly finding a place in the agenda of ultra-right wing political parties and civil societies in the West …


Islam and/in the West

By Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu JEDDAH: The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt provide examples of largely peaceful transitions of power after decades of unflinching authoritarian rule. Yet change in these and other Arab countries caught the world by surprise. Talk of an “Arab Spring” has dominated Western media and political debate for months now. Many Muslims living …


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