The Grand Nights

Ahmed Mahmoud Shalaby  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2018  |  Egypt
The project consists of the publication of a book titled “The Grand Nights”, which includes 20 poems in colloquial Egyptian dialect. Every poem is named after one of the popular mawlids of Islamic and Christian traditions in Egypt. Every mawlid serves as a platform, using colloquial poetry infused with popular passion, to shed light on a unique human participatory occurrence, embodied in these mawlids ruled by open-mindedness, tolerance and non-discrimination.