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Detox: Issue 02
Our weekly guide to help you unwind during the weekend.
Detox: Issue 01
WHAT’S UP? For Detox’s new weekly segment, Chit-chat, we have a guest! Make sure you keep reading
Cairo, Coltrane and a fictional village
Sherif Abdel Samad | I delved into Nool’s first three titles in an attempt to get a feel for the direction they’re taking
Detox: Issue 00
Our suggestions are meant to urge you to sit back, relax and reflect — detox, if you will.
A history of the state told through the senses: A conversation with Khaled Fahmy
Youssef El Chazli | In All the Pasha’s Men, Fahmy took up the narrative of Mohammed Ali’s construction of modern Egypt
A slice of life in a Sudanese prison
Mai Elwakil | On the recently issued reproduction of Ibrahim El-Salahi’s Prison Notebook
An intricate amalgam of love, sex and politics: Nobody Mourns the City’s Cats
Sherif Abdel Samad | Six stories about love and loss against the backdrop of a failed revolution
A treasure trove of Egyptian food
Hala N. Barakat | An Iraqi food writer unearths and translates a manuscript on Egyptian medieval cooking
A tale of two glass houses: On Egypt’s Craftsmen by Omar Taher and Glass House by Brian Alexander
Hadil Ghoneim | The sad history of a factory in Shubra is in some ways mirrored by the story of a factory in Ohio
 
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Paul Sedra
Religious Difference in a Secular Age: Book review
The Egyptian state’s pretense of secularism is central to Saba Mahmood’s latest monograph, Religious