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Leading writers, scholars and artists in dialogue with the Bidoun editorial collective in a series of Saturday seminars.
After studying law and drama at Cairo University, Sonallah Ibrahim (born 1937) became a journalist in Cairo until his arrest and imprisonment in 1959 for being an advocate for the Left. Upon his release in 1964, he briefly returned to journalism in Egypt before moving to Berlin to work for a news agency and then relocated to Moscow where he studied cinematography. He returned to Egypt in 1974 and has since dedicated all his time to writing.
Ibrahim has written several influential novels and is an outspoken critic of the former Egyptian regime and is a key cultural figure that has influenced artists, writers and activists in the region.
About The Bidoun Library:
Founded in 2009, The Bidoun Library is a peripatetic resource of books, periodicals and ephemera developed by Bidoun Projects, a not-for-profit publishing, curatorial and educational initiative dedicated to supporting contemporary artists in and around the Middle East. This summer, The Bidoun Library will travel to the Serpentine Gallery to launch a special issue of Bidoun magazine produced during the revolution in Egypt. Bidoun will also be continuing their investigation into the diverse history of printed matter related to the Middle East, as well as exploring the swiftly changing state of UK libraries, focusing on London.
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