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In Case You Missed It: The Sister Duo behind Diwan Bookstores

How two Egyptian sisters are changing the publishing industry in Cairo

Article by Shannon Bradford July 27, 2016 //   1 minute read
Nadia and Hind Wassef, founders of Diwan Bookstore. Photo from The American University in Cairo.

While other avenues of self-expression in Egypt, the likes of journalism and media, frequently come under fire on grounds of censorship, Cairo’s book-selling industry is a robust source of social life thanks to a pair of female entrepreneurs. Sisters Nadia and Hind Wassef, graduates of the American University in Cairo, founded their combination café book store in 2002 to serve as a casual hangout that hosts up-and-coming artists, musicians, lecturers, and filmmakers, all while curating books in four languages for adults and children alike.

 Read more here:  http://www.aucegypt.edu/news/stories/alumnae-nadia-hind-wassef-share-diwan-bookstore%E2%80%99s-formula-success