The 43rd annual Cairo International Book Fair was supposed to take place last January, but there was a revolution instead. So it's back this year, having opened this week for a 15-day run.
How is the post-revolutionary book fair different? Unlike previous years, there is no list of banned books that publishers may not display. Tunisian publishers were named guests of honor, to pay homage to the country that began the wave of revolutions across the Arab World last year, and the fair's opening ceremonies were led by the Egyptian and Tunisian ministers of culture.