Adult event
Raphael Cormack: Cairo's Roaring 20s

Raphael Cormack: Cairo's Roaring 20s

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 18:00-19:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 43 

The glamour, intrigue and cosmopolitan counter-culture in 1920s Cairo are centre stage in this fascinating conversation with award-winning editor, translator and academic Raphael Cormack, author of Midnight in Cairo – the divas of Egypt’s Roaring Twenties.

Come and hear the story of a city that was put on the front page with the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb, and the theatre, cabaret and nightlife that blossomed against the backdrop of violent political turmoil.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on-site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.

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