Book Event


Nadia Wassef

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

Sunday 25th September, 3.30-4.30pm

William Morris Tent


Twenty years ago, Nadia Wassef founded Egypt’s first modern bookstore amidst a culture that regarded books as a luxury and not a necessity.

Join Nadia as she discusses a country hurtling toward revolution, a feminist rallying cry, and an unapologetic crash course in running a business under the law of entropy. Above all, this event is a celebration of the power of words to bring us home.

‘A unique memoir about career, life, love, friendship, motherhood, and the impossibility of succeeding at all of them at the same time.’ Jenny Lawson

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