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Father-Daughter Relationships: An International Literary Talk


February 19, 2019

Father-daughter relationship, Talk

From 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Dawar for Arts and Development, 16 Adly St. Downtwon, Cairo

Pro Helvetia Cairo invites you to Father-Daughter Relationships: A intercultural Talk about Egyptian and Swiss Life and Literature”. The three female writers, Viola Rohner (CH), Mansoura Ez-Eldin (EG) and Mai Khaled (EG) wrote about the same topic “Father and daughter relationships” in their literature, each in a very particular way, and they will be sharing their ideas and experiences and the important role of fathers in their lives and literature.
Talk moderator: Sherif Bakr

Mansoura Ez-Eldin:
Egyptian novelist and journalist, and co-editor and book review editor at Akhbar Al-Adab literary magazine. She published her first collection of short stories “Flickering Light” in 2001, followed by four novels and two other collections of short stories. Ez-Eldin writings were also published in many international newspapers such as The New York Times, Neue Zuericher Zeitung, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Granta and A Public Space.Her second novel, “Beyond Paradise”, was shortlisted for the prestigious Arabic Booker prize 2010.

Mai Khaled:
Egyptian novelist, radio presenter, trans-creator and dubbing actress with a degree in Mass Communication and Psychology; a member of “The Story Committee” of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture. Her publications include five novels, three collections of short stories and a travel book. Her novel “The Magic of Turquoise” (2007) was translated into English and German, and represented in many international book fairs.

Viola Rohner:
Swiss writer holding her Studio Residency in Cairo. Rohner was born in Switzerland, studied German Literature, History and Psychology in Zürich (UZ) and Berlin (FU). She writes prose and theater plays for adults and children and works as a grammar school teacher and teacher for creative writing. She got several grants and prizes for her work. Her last book ‚42 Degrees‘ is a collection of short stories published by Lenos Basel Switzerland.

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