|Al-Ahram Weekly Online
24 - 30 January 2002
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PRESIDENT Mubarak inaugurated the 34th Cairo International Book Fair last Thursday. At a ceremony held in the 6th October Hall in the fair grounds, Nasr City, the president listened to General Egyptian Book Organisation chairman Samir Sarhan describing the contents of the fair and explaining its curatorial policy. He then toured the fair grounds before embarking on his annual discussion with Egypt's intellectuals.
The Book Fair Awards were then distributed by the president to this years winners: Sami Khashaba for Tahdith Misr (Modernising Egypt); Samir Ragab for Hinama Irtagat Al-Ardu Ragan (When the Earth Shook); Fawzi Fahmi for Rahan Al-Ghadd (Tomorrow's Gamble); Miral El-Tahawi for Al-Khibaa (The Tents); Aisha Abdel-Nour for Nabd Imara'a (A Woman's Pulse); Samia El-Sa'ati for Asmaa Al-Misriyeen (The Names of Egyptians); Amr Abdel-Samie' for Al-Aqbat wal Raqam Al-Sa'b (Copts and the Difficult Number); Mahmoud Amin Al-Alim for Al-Insan Mawqif (The Human Being: A Position); Sayed Yassin for Al-Hiwar Al-Hadari fi Asr Al-Awlama (The Dialogue of Civilisation in the Age of Globalisation); Yunan Labib Rizq for Al-Mara'a Al-Misriya Bayn Al-Tatawur wal Taharrur (Egyptian Woman: Development and Liberation); and Mursi Atalla for Israel fi Qafas Al-Ittiham (Israel Accused).
Honoured, too, were several well-known cultural and press figures: Mona Ragab, Salah Eisa, Anwar Abdel-Malek, Abdel-Wahab El-Missieri, Samia El-Sa'ati, Makram Mohamed Ahmed, Ragab El-Banna and Al-Ahram chairman Ibrahim Nafie, among others.
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