Director of the Italian Institute Davide Scalmani
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
Fri 24, 11am: “International Nuggets: Story Time” by children’s teacher Salma Mohsein. On the occasion of the “International Pépites” operation, the Media Library invites its young audience to come and discover the albums selected by the French Institute and the Book and Youth Press Fair. At the end of the sessions which will take place in September, October and November, participants will vote for their favorite album.
Fri 24, 4pm (From 12 years old): “International Nuggets: Novels and Comics Reading Club” by Lucia Salgueiro and Karidad Ragueh, professors at the College of the Sacred Heart and workshops specialists for youth. On the occasion of the “international nuggets” operation, the media invites young audience to a series of book clubs around international Nuggets forward by the French and the Institute Book Fair and Youth Press. Eight reading and discovery sessions from September until the end of November 2021. In this first session, Salgueiro and Ragueh will present the entire workshop, the Culturethèque platform, the selection of international Nuggets and the voting system, through a quick discovery and collective reading of excerpts from the works.
Italian Cultural Institute
Italy has been celebrating the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri. Also, the Italian Institute continues to post videos in Arabic with translations from Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy to bring the Arab-speaking public closer to the work of the supreme poet. Videos are directed by Giabluca Barbadori, with the special participation of Ashraf Farouk, Amir Salaheddin, Sherine Hegazy, and Sara El-Mokadem.
In September, IIC Director Davide Scalmani will present the Cairo Institute, its history and its activities in an interview for ITALIANA.IT platform (Online). Go to this link https://italiana.esteri.it/italiana/en/news/
*A version of this article appears in print in the 23 September, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly