Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

To Egypt with Love

Viviane Bowell

Chair: Lyn Julius

26/02/2023 1:30 pm
Kings Place, Limehouse

Ticket Price : £free and unticketed

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With the Suez crisis of 1956, Egypt’s remaining Jewish population was forced to flee a land which had been their home for over 2,000 years. Author Viviane Bowell, who fled the country when she was a child, describes in vivid detail the lost world of the Jewish community of Cairo. In conversation with historian and author Lyn Julius.

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Viviane Bowell

Author Viviane Bowell was born and brought up in Cairo, Egypt. She was expelled with her family in 1956 as a result of the Suez crisis and came to England as a refugee.

Lyn Julius

The daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees, Lyn Julius is a journalist, blogger, speaker and author of Uprooted: How 3,000 years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight (Vallentine Mitchell, 2018). She is a co-founder of Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa.

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