Yasmin El-Rifae

Yasmin El-Rifae is a freelance writer. She works for the Palestine Festival of Literature and blogs at cairoagain.wordpress.com.

Yasmin El-Rifae
Language after brutality
Is it enough to tell the stories of those who are more definitively silenced?
Yasmin El-Rifae
On Palestine and the role and importance of 'witnessing'
Yasmin El-Rifae
Blog: That metallic sound that hits us
The metallic sound of the instrument as it hits the enamel, to clean it. I close my eyes beneath the
More Op-eds
COVID 19 and mental health: A Q&A with psychiatrist Mostafa Hussein
Yasmin El-Rifae | We call it “social isolation,” but we should actually think of it as “physical” isolation only.
On giving birth: Our bodies as vehicles and our bodies as agents
Yasmin El-Rifae | More than one person asked her “When’s your operation?” instead of “When is the baby due?”
Joker: Four takes on one of 2019’s biggest films
Basma al-Sharif, Jaja Junayd, Lina Attalah, Philip Rizk and Yasmin El-Rifae | "Rarely does the villain protagonist turn the mirror back onto society."
Defeat’s possibilities: 3 activists recount 1967 as formative
Lina Attalah and Yasmin El-Rifae | 1967: the moment that fractured the new nationalism; politically formative for generations to follow
Egypt’s courts
Yasmin El-Rifae | In 2006, a group of judges agitated to demand an investigation of the 2005 elections fraud, opening up