Timely misappropriation of al-Hakim’s “Return of the Spirit”

Why is “Return of the Spirit,” the title of Tawfiq al-Hakim’s revolutionary 1933 novel, being borrowed for a festival of religious chanting?  You tell me.  I have no idea what this is about, just saw the sign across the river from the Sawy Culture Wheel.  BTW the festival was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture.

“Awdat al-Ruh (Return of the Spirit) festival of religious hymns”


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