TOPIC Ihsan Abdel Quddous
Changing art forms, from page to screen: Women in 3 post-independence films
Ismail Fayed | These films see much-needed change as having to take place over the bodies of women
Literary gems: Gone are the Days of the Pearls
Ismail Fayed | On pearls, psychoanalysis and pre-oil nostalgia.
Propaganda of shattered dreams: Remembering the films of July 23
Rowan El Shimi | This year I asked myself, do these films have much to offer besides their political message?
Egypt’s cinematic gems: I am Free
Rowan El Shimi | Based on Ihsan Abdel Quddous's 1952 novel, I Am Free was ahead of its time
The Arabist, part 2
Hadil Ghoneim | Part 1 of this interview, on Naguib Mahfouz’s Midaq Alley and translation, is here.
The Arabist, part 1
Hadil Ghoneim | Despite taking a pro-Palestinian position in the struggle against Israeli Zionism, LeGassick’s outspoken