Al-Ahram Weekly Online   21 - 27 May 2009
Issue No. 948
Culture
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Back to the Future
Sayed Mahmoud finds out what makes the long forgotten literary salon popular again
Of Iran, Iraq and ire
The best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran has published a second instalment of her memoirs, writes David Tresilian, while a new book casts light on the failure of the US administration to protect Iraq's cultural heritage
The making of Marwa
Walk into the Safarkhan Gallery, in Zamalek, and you are immediately confronted with attractive nudes -- draped not fabric but in Arabic script. You cannot see their private parts, writes Gamal Nkrumah...

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