Greece is the Guest of Honor of the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF). Egypt prepared an impressive cultural program of events for the CIBF audience. The program is set in coordination with the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo, Greek Cultural Center in Alexandria Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Hellenic Foundation for Culture and others.
A Tribute for the Legendary Alexandrian Greek Poet K. P. Cavafy
The event includes exhibiting more than 50 works of Cavafy, alongside several publications about the poet and his poetics.
Moreover, there will be a presentation of the Cavafy digital archive by the Onassis Foundation.
Also, an art exhibition by contemporary artists inspired by Cavafy, curated by Louisa Karapidaki.
Tribute to Taha Hussein
The event will include a discussion of Hussein’s contributions as he is the father and the founder of Greek studies in Egypt.
Egypt-Greece: Language and Translation
There will be a strong and detailed talk about the contexts of translation from Arabic to Greek and vice versa, and it will include a review of a number of books and translated titles.
“Comparative Greek Literature in the Light of New Critical Theories and Interdisciplinary Methods”
An event dedicated to launching Dr. Hisham Darwish, the Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Cairo University, a new book about the development and the features of Greek literature from the classic period to the contemporary era.
The contemporary poetic landscape in Greece and Egypt
A detailed review and talk about the current status of the scene of poetry and poetics in both Greece and Egypt.
Celebrating World Greek Language Day, February 9
The event will include several talks about the development and the value of the Greek language, in addition to motivating the audience to learn Greek.
Children Educational Events
In collaboration with the Onassis Foundation, several educational storytelling and poetry sessions will be dedicated to children such as “The insect of the sun – on the occasion of a journey made by a scarab, Egyptian gods converse with gods of Olympus” and “Little Rigas and the secret symbols of the Chart.”