The Pillars of Development

, Mahathir bin Mohamed Other Publications

Available in: English

The Pillars of Development, is a booklet containing two lectures and two speeches by Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamed, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Dr. Mahathir relates his country’s experience in promoting Malaysia from a poor rice-cultivating country into one of the most competitive industrial giants in Asia. In his first lecture, “The Development of Human Resources” he describes how Malaysians, including women, succeeded in promoting education and how they achieved remarkable technological and scientific progress in a very short time while maintaining their Malaysian and Islamic identities. In his second lecture, “Cultural Integration”, he emphasizes the importance of tolerating other views and cultures while preserving one’s identity. The two speeches are about globalization and its impact on Asia and the measures to encourage investment and trade flows.

AFRABIA : From Arabo-Hebraic Divergence to Afro-Arab Convergence

, Ali A. Mazrui Other Publications

Available in: English

Afrabia: From Arabo-Hebraic Divergence to Afro-Arab Convergence is a lecture by Professor Ali Mazrui who is involved in African politics, published within the Distinguished Lecture Series. The book deals with “the great Semitic divergence” which includes the Europeanization of the Jews simultaneously with the partial Africanization of the Arabs. Mazrui explains the concept of “Afrabia” which connotes an interaction between African and Arab identity, as according to him there are similarities between both such as the prevalence of Islam. Finally, he concludes by foreseeing the emergence of “Afrabia” as an inevitable event linking languages, religions, and identities across the Sahara Desert and the Red Sea in the New World Order.

From Promises to Practice

, Ismail Serageldin, Ehsan Masood, with Mohamed El-Faham and Marwa El-Wakil Other Publications Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP)

Available in: English

Published on the occasion of the BioVisionAlexandria Conference held from 12 to 16 April 2008, the book tackles the applications of science and technology in Food, Healthcare, Energy and Environment.

BA Quarterly Newsletter Issue 7

, BA Newsletter

Available in: English

A Quaterly Newsletter issued by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Sacred Places and Popular Practice in the Mediterranean

, Yasmine Hussein Other Publications Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English

The book aims to create a larger and more comprehensive picture of the Mediterranean’s role concerning sacred places, popular practices and pilgrim routes, as well as highlighting the role of interconfessional dialogue and exchange.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale For Miniature Graphics

, BA Catalogue Art Exhibitions & Collections

Available in: English

Published on the ocassion of the First Round of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, held form 9 December 2009 to 25 January 2010.

BA Quarterly Newsletter Issue 6

, BA Newsletter

Available in: English

A Quaterly Newsletter issued by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2009

, Khaled Asfour Catalogue Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English - Arabic

The Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2009 is an annual Egyptian award organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaboration with the Architecture Committee of the Supreme Council for Culture. The theme of this cycle was “Identity in Contemporary Egyptian Architecture”. The objectives of this competition are to promote contemporary Egyptian architecture, to encourage and commemorate Egyptian architects, and to eternalize the name of Hassan Fathi, one of the pioneering architects of Egypt.

BA Quarterly Newsletter Issue 5

, BA Newsletter

Available in: English

A Quaterly Newsletter issued by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Omar Toussoun: Prince of Alexandria

, Sahar Hamouda Other Publications Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English - Arabic

A member of the Egyptian royal family, Princen Omar Tousson acquired a legendary status as a nationalist, scholar, man of action, patron of many of Alexandria’s societies, agricultural reformer, and archeologist. This study of his life shows the Prince of Alexandria as he lives through some of the most momentous events of Egyptian history, from the bombardment of 1882 to World War II.

BA Quarterly Newsletter Issue 4

, BA Newsletter

Available in: English

A Quaterly Newsletter issued by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

A Taste of Alexandria: A Cosmopolitan Flavor

, Mohamed Awad and Sahar Hamouda Book Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English

This book will take you on a journey through the existing as well as lost eateries of Alexandria, all the way from Agami in the west to Abu Qir in the east. On the way, take your pick of the goodies offered by street vendors and learn about the eating habits of the different communities–it’s all a taste of Alexandria. Try recipes from around the Mediterranean and sample dishes served during occasions and festivities. Your journey in space and time will help you savor the flavor of gastronomy in cosmopolitan Alexandria!

Seven Days at the Cecil

, Other Publications Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English

Seven Days at the Cecil is the personal recollections of Harry Tzalas as he returned in the 1990s to his city of birth (he left in 1956), and spent seven days at the Cecil Hotel. The book is largely a journey of remembrance throughout the Alexandrian streets, sites and people.

Annual Report 2008-2009

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Annual Report

Available in: English - French - Arabic

The Annual Report covers all the events, activities, financial statements, and organizational structure of the BA during the reported period.

Annual Report 2007-2008

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Annual Report

Available in: English - French - Arabic

The Annual Report covers all the events, activities, financial statements, and organizational structure of the BA during the reported period.