Book Launches: Immeubles Heikal - Microcosmes Alexandrins Book Launch

The BA holds the Book Launch ceremony of Immeubles Heikal - Microcosmes Alexandrins by Dr. Azza Heikal. In this volume, the author has collected narratives by former residents of the Heikal buildings, many of whom are today dispersed across the globe. Their vivid accounts evoke the legendary cosmopolitanism and hospitality of their native city, Alexandria, during the mid-twentieth century. In this monograph, the reader will discover a microcosm in which Egyptians, Greeks, Danes, English, Italians, Syrians, Jews, French, Swiss and Palestinians all lived together in a spirit of harmony and tolerance. Azza Heikal holds a PhD in literature, and has studied in the universities of Alexandria and Sorbonne. She is also the author of Il était une fois une sultane: Chagarat Al-Durr.