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Egypt’s Literary Gems: Mansoura Ez-Eldin’s The Refuge of Absence
Tarek Ghanem | Ez-Eldin’s stories take us on an honest, eclectic and endlessly creative tour
Shubeik Lubeik: An urban fantasy about wishes
Sherif Abdel Samad | In her debut graphic novel Shubeik Lubeik (2018), young graphic novelist Deena Mohamed Yehia (1994) draws
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
‘Trying hard to get out of my skin’: A conversation on Waguih Ghali’s multiple selves
Sara Elkamel | On Waguih Ghali's birthday, a talk with Zainab Magdy about the writer and his life
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
50th Cairo International Book Fair: New and improved?
Mostafa Mohie | I was curious to see what would change after the book fair was moved to a new, more remote location
New Arabic translation gives Golo’s adaptation of Albert Cossery’s Proud Beggars more layers of life
Sherif Abdel Samad | Sherif Abdel Samad looks at the new Arabic translation of Golo’s and Albert Cossery’s Proud Beggars
‘What was safety, anyway, but the sound of a bomb falling on someone else’s home?’
Sherif Abdel Samad | Sherif Abdel Samad speaks to Omar El Akkad about his new novel, American War
On Colombian literary giant Gabriel García Márquez as journalist
Sherif Abdel Samad | Sherif Abdel Samad looks at Márquez's journalistic works and their influence on his fiction
 
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Opinion
Teresa Pepe
‘Literature’ is on trial in Egypt
In August 2014, an Egyptian citizen named Hani Saleh Tawfik came across issue 1097 of literary magazine
Yasmin El-Rifae
PalFest on the road
I am writing this in the car on the way from the northern, Israeli-controlled city of Haifa to the West
 
 
News
Writer Ahmed Naji prevented from leaving Egypt
Ahmed Naji’s lawyers await details of his acquittal and retrial date
Jailed novelist Ahmed Naji to receive PEN award
Trial of Ahmed Naji and editor begins for writing sexually explicit text
The Cairo International Book Fair expands
 
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Cartoons
A question for our president
Andeel | Woman: "So what's the last book you read?"Sisi: "What is this stupid question?"