Alef book store, Maadi branch, will host renowned Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Al-Aswany on Friday, 23 March at 7:00pm in a book-signing and discussion event about his latest work Hal Akhta’at AlThawra Amasriya (Did the Egyptian Revolution Go Wrong?).
The book tackles the ongoing revolution by examining the aftermath of the 18-day uprising and the mistakes made during the transitional period following Mubarak's ouster on 11 February 2011. Raising questions about the movement's, Aswany also looks at how to sustain the revolution.
Alaa Al-Aswany is best known for his internationally renowned novel Imarat Ya‘qubian (The Yacoubian Building) 2002 . His books have been translated into English, French, Spanish and German among other languages. Al-Aswany is the founding member of the Kefaya (Enough) protest movementonce and was once included in Jordanian Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre's list of the top 500 most influential Muslims in the world.