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Publishing "The Tales of Zeinab Kutud"


Publishing "The Tales of Zeinab Kutud"

16-02-2017 : 16-02-2017
12:00PM : 12:00PM
BA Sinnari House

CULTNAT and BA Sinnari House Celebrate the Publishing of the Book The Tales of Zeinab Kutud
The BA CULTNAT and BA Sinnari House (Cairo) organize a Nubian ceremony on Saturday, 25 February in celebration of the issuance of the book The Tales of Zeinab Kutud. Published by CULTNAT, it depicts the Nubian culture through tales inherited over the time across generations.
Mohamed Farouk, the director of CULTNAT, states that Zeinab Kutud was a famous Nubian narrator, and that the book includes 15 tales with illustrations that reflect their mesmerizing atmosphere. The tales in this book are originally written in the Nubian language, which has hindered their dissemination in the cultural arena. Zeinab Kutud was the grandmother of Ibrahim Sha’arawy who has compiled all these tales. He is a famous poet, an author and a critic. 
Farouk also asserts that the book was prepared for publishing by Adel Musa, a specialist in Nubian heritage documentation, and the artist Salma Kamal as a part of an ambitious program to document all forms of intangible Egyptian history. Farouk indicates that Zeinab Kutud used to narrate fictional stories, whose protagonists are cows, crocodiles, birds, ogres and demons. She used to narrate mostly social tales with a conflict between good and evil, and other important aspects from the lives of old Nubians.
Farouk also points out that the celebration is held at the BA Sinnari House, Al Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo, and includes a book signing ceremony in its honor, an exhibition of Salma Kamal’s selected paintings from the book, a dance show performed by the Nubian band (Asheri Jo), as well as an exhibition of Nubian handicrafts
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