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[19 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 343 views]

Cairo is gigantic, but still it brims over with humanity. Its population is at least 20 million and still growing. Satellite cities arise in the desert, the suburbs surround the Pyramids, informal settlements colonise Fatimid mausoleums.

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[17 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 139 views]

Frankfurt book fair had a new daily this year, ‘Publishing Perspectives’, keeping trade visitors updated with the latest news and tracking the buzz. Yasmina Jraissati, RAYA agency gave an interview, and presented mubtada wa khabar, the collaborative platform for the Arab book industry that will have its first launch on Friday October 23rd, at the BIEL, Beirut. Do not miss if you’re in town!

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[2 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 121 views]

Syriens ungeliebte Söhne, Susanne Schanda
Wie regimekritische Autoren an der Zensur vorbeischreiben Überdimensionierte Porträts des Präsidenten Bashar al-Asad blicken in ganz Syrien von Plakatwänden und Hausfassaden.

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[18 May 2009 | No Comment | 253 views]

This year’s guest of honor of the Turin book fair was Egypt. At this occasion, and in light of Beirut World Book Capital 2009, several Italian houses publishing Arab authors had invited them.

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[17 May 2009 | No Comment | 109 views]

Yasmina Jraissati, RAYA agency will be attending the BEA from may 28th through 31st.

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[13 May 2009 | No Comment | 124 views]

Maison en ruine
‘Politis’, 7 mai 2009
Seules les familles déchues sont itéressantes. Les Baz, famille de la bourgeoisie chrétienne installée dans le bourg d’Ayn Wardeh, sur les hauteurs de Beyrouth, ont eu leur heure d’opulance, du temps de feu le patriarche Francis, qui a failli être élu député. mais à l’image d’un pays détruit par la guerre civile, en ce début des années 1990, la vieille Nohad n’a plus qu’une demie heure de lucidité par jour.