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Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

Any books by Naguib Mafouz.

If you like murder mystery, the Parkar Bilal Makana books.

Go to AUC Press for many other ideas. - May 16, 2017

. Nagib Mafouz is always mentioned, but the Cairo of his books is pretty much unrecognizable compared to that of the present day. - Jan 30, 2016
Cairo Trilogy Children of the Alley - Jan 29, 2016 - Jan 29, 2016
- Oct 8, 2014
Anything by Naguib Mahfouz - he is a Nobel prize-winning Egyptian author. And of course the Old Testament! - Aug 19, 2014
The Cairo Affair, Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1, The Yacoubian Building: A Novel. - Aug 19, 2014
Cairo: The City Victorious - started to read it b/c I "should" - turned out to be one of my favorite books ever. - May 28, 2014
Anything by Nagiub Mahfuz. - Jul 17, 2013
I didn't find any of the tourist guide books to be useful. - Jun 16, 2013
Cairo, the City Victorious, by Max Rodenbeck Anything by Naguib Mafouz Vertigo by Ahmed Mourad Taxi by Khaled Alkhamissi Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al-Aswany - Jun 7, 2013
Cairo: The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck, and Culture Shock! Egypt by Susan L. Wilson. Loved them both. - May 22, 2013
Anything by Naguib Mafouz, Breakfast with the Infidels by Nabil Shawkat. - Feb 1, 2013
I must be crazy to bid here. - Mar 31, 2013
The Yacoubian Building. - Mar 26, 2013
Cairo: The City Victorious, by Max Rodenbeck, and The Cairo Guide, by The American University in Cairo Press (with the Cairo map book). For fiction, Naguib Mahfouz of course, but there are too many others to list. - Jul 19, 2011
Eyewitness Egypt (travel guide), ISBN 0756666775. - Sep 22, 2010
Lonely Planet Egypt, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (Lucette Lagnado) for a personal, nonfiction account of what Cairo was like in the 1930s to 1950s specifically with respect to the city's Jewish population, The Yacoubian Building (Alaa Al-Aswany) for a fictional story that represents real-life social class issues in Cairo, Taxi (Khaled Khamisi) for some semi-fictional vignettes on Cairo and Cairenes' views on life, anything by Naguib Mahfouz, Playing Cards in Cairo (I have not read this, but it comes highly recommended) - Dec 2, 2009
I love the Elizabeth Peters series on Amelia Peabody in Egypt - it's airplane fiction, but with a nice historical touch. - May 12, 2008