Recently published by Nahdet Misr, the book “Café Feathers.. Eye on Egypt” by the Emirati writer Maysoon Saqr, the book sheds light on Khedival Cairo with details of the cultural, political and social life of the Egyptian fabric mixed with documents bearing witness to the era
This book is considered one of the main pillars of documenting social and political life in Egypt, based on the documents of the Cafe Rish, which the writer obtained from the owner of the cafe, Magdy Abdel Malak. With ripe fruits, the idea came to the writer through her reading of the documents of the Riche Café, where she began working on the project of this book since 2011 to come to light in its wonderful form and its dazzling output of the valuable material it contains. “.
The book deals with a definition of Khedive Cairo, and an account of the details of the architectural, cultural, political and social history of that period.”
book cover of Feathers Café
“Maysoon Al Qasimi was born in the United Arab Emirates in 1958, graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Department of Political Science in 1982, and has lived in Cairo since 1964, and worked from 1989 until 1995 at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi as head of the cultural department, then the arts department, then the department Arts and publishing, and has many collections of poetry and Arabic novels