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Detox | Issue 07: Literary controversy, a film retrospective and some movie music
A few days ago, the winners of this year’s Man Booker International Prize were announced.
Detox | Issue 05: In light of current events
For days, the air was filled with tension, excitement and, at times, panic.
Detox | Issue 04: The end of summer
We dedicate this week's Detox to bidding farewell (or good riddance) to summer. Enjoy!
In Other Words | The Ways of the Lord by Shady Lewis
Shady Lewis | In Other Words is a new series of translated excerpts from contemporary Arabic literature.
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.
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
 
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Opinion
Alaa Abd El Fattah
Five metaphors on healing
Suffering is not sacrifice and the body is not a machine. The pain is not yours alone
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?"