Banipal Book Club - Midaq Alley

Banipal Book Club - Midaq Alley: The Banipal Club will be discussing the book 'Midaq Alley' by Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz. As the Banipal 62 issue will have the theme of literature and film, the Club will also consider the film adaptations of the novel. Published in Arabic in 1947, it was translated into English by Trevor Le Gassick in 1966. In preparation, attendees can access the 1963 Arabic film 'Zuqaq al-Midaq' ( or on YouTube, or clips of the 1995 Mexican adaptation El Callejón de los Milagros (‘Alley of Miracles’, the Spanish name for the novel), which stars Salma Hayek and transfers the story from Cairo to Mexico City ( The Club meetings are free but please RSVP, either by email at [email protected] or via the Facebook page. Taking place 25 July, 2018 at the Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.