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nasa4nasa: The Cairo-based dance collective leaps from Instagram to the squash court
Sara Elkamel | In December 2016, an Instagram account appeared under the name “nasa4nasa.” Its first post was a
Cairo Cinema Days 3: Our recommendations
Leila Arman, Mohamed al-Amin, Nour El-Mallah and Yasmine Zohdi | 2018 was a prolific year for Arab cinema, as evident from the line-up of this year’s Cairo Cinema Days.
In search of a ‘personal’ Coptic discourse: Shady Lewis on his debut novel
Lena Naassana | Turuq al-Rab is remarkable for its unprecedented exploration of the life of its Coptic protagonist
A slice of life in a Sudanese prison
Mai Elwakil | On the recently issued reproduction of Ibrahim El-Salahi’s Prison Notebook
Osama Fawzi: A Thousand and One Nights in Helwan
Bassam Mortada | Bassam Mortada’s recollection of his early initiation into the unique world of Osama Fawzi’s films
The Giza Zoo as colonial archive
Sara Elkamel | Bryony Dunne spotlights the establishment’s layered history in Istanbul show
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The Wardrobe Man, or how to create a biography from an archive
Lina Attalah | A conversation about Egyptian artist Bassem Yousri's film about a Danish hermit
Video | Beyond the factory: The tile maker
Mostafa Darwish | A walkthrough: How to make patterned tiles
 
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