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Politics and Prose Literary-Themed Tours

Politics & Prose is currently engaged in conversations about creating literary-themed tours with an original bent. 

A tour of Egypt would surely include a comprehensive survey of Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s haunts---not to mention dinner in his namesake restaurant. It might include walking tours of Lucette Lagnado’s pre-Nasser-era Cairo, made famous in her wrenching memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, with visits to the old synagogues and perhaps even the luscious patisseries of her youth. We’d do a Nile riverboat dinner cruise and witness a whirling dervish, but we’d also arrange coffee with contemporary Egyptian authors, and would build a reading list and day trips accordingly.

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