Previous Post
From Heroin Addicts to Entrepreneurs: How 2 Egyptians Founded a Center to Fight Drug Abuse
Next Post
Misty and Hisham Zahran to Co-Headline Jordan’s Sonik Coast Festival

Taha Hussein's Long-Lost Feminist Novel from 1915 Has Just Been Discovered

The Preacher's Sermon deals with the rights of Egyptian women to education and freedom of thought and expression.

A long-lost unknown novel, titled The Preacher's Sermon, by 20th-century influential Egyptian writer Taha Hussein was found on Monday by Egypt's National Library and Archives, which will soon announce the news in an official capacity, according to its president Mohamed El Dabaa', Al Ahram reports. 

The novel, which was first published in an Egyptian newspaper in 1915, discusses women's rights to education, thought, life, and marriage, and makes an argument against prohibiting women from work, which was predominant in Egypt at the time.

"Taha Hussien structured the novel on 15 letters exchanged between the characters of the novel, who consist of a female teacher, her friend, her father, a Muslim preacher, and a civil judge," El Dabaa' says.

Photo: Al Jazeera


Todays Events
Bahiyya @ Cairo Jazz Club
Clubs
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Hassan Abou Alam, Frogmoose & Misty @ Tap East
Bars
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 2:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: The Tap East
KS & Blufrank @ Bardo Clubhouse
Concerts
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Bardo Clubhouse
Egyptian Project: Acoustic @ Underground
Clubs
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: UnderGround
Man-O @ The Tap Maadi
Clubs
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap Maadi
Teddy / Andromida / Crazy Ahmed @ The Tap West
Clubs
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: The Tap West
Karaoke Night @ Basement Urban Pub
Bars
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: Basement - Urban Pub
One Four Five @ Cairo Jazz Club 610
Clubs
Date: 2/24/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610