Midnight in Cairo

Midnight in Cairo

Raph Cormack is author of the soon-to-be-released Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt’s Roaring...

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Raph Cormack is author of the soon-to-be-released Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt’s Roaring ‘20s, which chronicles the lives of many of Egypt’s biggest stars of the early twentieth century.

Show Notes: 

Midnight in Cairo is coming from WW Norton on March 9, and Saqi Books and AUC Press on May 6.

The Amar Foundation has an archive of Mounira al-Mahdiyya songs such as the one we end the show with, "اسمع اغاني المهدية"

You can take an online class with Raph about “Cairo in the Roaring ‘20s” in April 2021.

Raph also wrote about “Queer Life in Cairo in the 1920s” for the Gay and Lesbian Review.

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