Don't miss Baheyya's reviews of new books at this year's Cairo International Book Fair: Sonallah Ibrahim's "Sneaking," Khaled al-Khamissi's "Taxi" (which I got a chance to take a look at the other day) and of course Alaa al-Aswani's "Chicago," which we mentioned earlier here. I haven't gone to the fair yet this year, but I really recommend it to anyone, even if you don't read Arabic. I am particularly interested in the latest in religious books and anything that might explain the recent increase of munaqabat (women wearing the full-face veil) in Cairo.
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