Tunisian participation in the Cairo International Book Fair 2022

The Tunisian book records its presence on the shelves of the 53rd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair organized from January 26 to February 07, 2022 in the Egyptian capital.

The Tunisian book is present at the 53rd edition. An official Tunisian delegation traveled to Egypt in order to promote the book and publishing sector in Tunisia to participants and visitors to the show. A fairly rich program has been concocted by the Directorate General for Books at the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

Several national publishing houses display their publications on the shelves of the Union of Tunisian Publishers stand, which presents books in the fields of the arts, academic research, novels, children’s books and others.

A collection of works in various fields such as literature, heritage, religion and science are exhibited in the official Tunisian stand. These publications are published by several Tunisian houses on behalf of public cultural institutions under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs (Tunis Translation Institute, Amvppc, INP, CNCI, CMAM, etc.).

On the menu of literary meetings, several conferences and signing sessions with Tunisian writers, two of whom reached, in 2020 and 2021, advanced stages of the qualifiers for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, “Booker″ (International Prize for Arabic Fiction-IPAF).

On the program for Saturday, the novelist Amira Ghnim gives a conference on novelist feminism and the question of identity. His novel “Calamity of the Nobility”, Dar Mesaa) was among the semi-finalists of the 14th edition of the Arabic Booker organized in 2021. This nomination for the prestigious Booker Prize allowed the novel to stand out. distinguish to be edited soon in English version.

The novelist Mohamed Aissa Meddeb, author of four distinguished novels on the national and Arab scene as well, will have a meeting around the theme “The image of Arab society in the novel”. His novel “Hammam edhahab” (Le Hammam d’or, Meskiliani editions, 2019) appearing in the long-list of the Arab Booker 2020, is also the winner of the novel prize at the Tunis International Book Fair (Filt) 2021. This novel is part of a trilogy around “religions and Tunisia”.

The participation of 1063 publishers from 51 countries

The Cairo International Book Fair recorded the participation of 1063 publishers from 51 countries spread over the 900 stands of this great gathering of books and publishing in the Arab region hosted by the International Exhibition Center in Egypt. Greece is the guest of honor at this literary event created in 1969, which annually welcomes more than 2 million visitors.

The holding of this edition coincides with the celebration of the year 2021-2022 of Tunisian-Egyptian culture, organized on the initiative of Presidents Kaïs Saïed Sayed and Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi. Launched in Cairo on the occasion of President Saied’s visit to Egypt, from April 9 to 11, 2021, this event will continue throughout the year, in both countries.

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Tunisian participation in the Cairo International Book Fair 2022