A wayward daughter leaves Boston to spend a summer back home in Cairo, where she observes the decline of her once prominent family.
Sherine Elbanhawy finds that Mohamed Metwalli’s newly-translated poetry collection is the perfect form of escapism.
Even as the despotic rulers of post-revolution Egypt attempt to remake greater Cairo, hoping to gloss over the regime's dismal human rights record, one writer sees through the smoke and mirrors.
Nevine Abraham Growing up in Shoubra, one of the most populated Christian suburbs of Cairo, I met all my Muslim friends at a French Catholic school, which they and… Continue reading The Complexity of Belonging: Reflections of a Female Copt
For a brutally honest look at what it’s been like to run a business and raise a family in Cairo these past twenty years, read Diwan’s founder Nadia Wassef’s “Shelf Life” How a labor of love consumes, challenges and fills her life with questions whose answers are often on the…
Baraa and Zaman: Reading Egyptian Modernity in Shadi Abdel Salam’s The Mummy , by Youssef Rakha Palgrave 2020 ISBN 9783030613532 Sherifa Zuhur Baraa and Zaman: Reading Egyptian Modernity in Shadi… Continue reading Reading Egypt from the Outside In, Youssef Rakha’s “Baraa and Zaman”
Mohamed Kheir’s oneiric novel takes readers on a journey around Egypt after the failed Arab Spring.
Selma Dabbagh reviews the story of Egypt's pioneering women performers and feminists, including Oum Khoulthum and Munira al-Maydiyya.
Malu Halasa reviews a selection of the 170 Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists and artworks in the British Museum's contemporary Middle East collection.