Fawzi's book is a 'recording tape of events'
Cairo - Ali Ragab
Prominent Egyptian columnist Mufeed Fawzi has celebrated the release of his new autobiography, My Share Of Life, by recounting old tales of his life in journalism.
The book, published by an Egyptian-Lebanese publishing house, featured its own pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair on Monday afternoon, where Fawzi signed copies.
"The book depicts the different stages of my life, from my childhood, adolescence and youth,” Fawzi said. “In the book I tried to explore old friendships and hostilities, while also documenting the mistakes of the good and bad people I met throughout my life.”
"Many months ago, I embarked on this autobiography, climbing the tree of memory to remember accidents and incidents,” the journalist added.
Fawzi describes the new book as a “recording tape of the events I lived through,” including “love, tenderness, fraud, theft and treachery.”
Mufeed Fawzi is a unique journalist, who presented Egypt’s hugely successful Talk Of The Town, in which he regularly criticised the government at a time when nobody else dared to do so.
He also edited the Sabah Alkhier magazine, and has authored a host of books – including Shiny Names, a 1974 collection of interviews with prominent Egyptian and Arab figures including Naguib Mahfouz, Baligh Hamdi, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Alsaid Bedier, Louis Awad and Mohamed Abdel Wahab.
Fawzy’s close relation with the upper echelons of power and the liberal arts has meant he has acquired a fair few secrets over the years. After all, it was Fawzy who revealed years ago that singer Abdel Halim Hafez had married the actress Suad Hosni in the 1960s.