Egypt's Bars, The Rise and Fall of Civil Society

Mahmoud Khayrallah  |  Literature  |  2013  |  Egypt
A narrative journey into the bars and pubs of Egypt, in Cairo and in the provinces alike, exploring these emblems of civil society as they currently are. It is a reminder of the venerable history that many of these public hang-outs have as locations for cultural exchange and reflections of Egyptian cultural diversity. The novel falls somewhere in between a personal memoire and a documentation project, aiming to preserve these remnants of a once-thriving city.