Immeubles Heikal - Microcosmes Alexandrins
- 29 Oct 2013 - 29 Oct 2013
- | Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- | Book Launch
- | Open For Public
In this volume, Azza Heikal 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.