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'Year of the Dragon' novel explores the underworld of Egyptian bureaucracy

Egyptian novelist Mohamed Rabie comes off very shy compared to the daring topics he delves into in “The Year of...

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Style is the honor of writing: A chat with Mustafa Zikri

The fourth floor on which writer Mustafa Zikri resides does not keep out the hustle and bustle of Helwan’s streets....

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When Dracula speaks Arabic

When Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik first launched his hit horror book series “Ma Waraa al-Tabee’a” (Beyond The Natural World)...

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A ‘Brothers Karamazov’ without Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s last novel, “The Brothers Karamazov,” is not only a literary classic; it is also a prominent work in...

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Exploring Cairo’s literary streets

We all learn about cities through fiction, from the experiences of the stories' narrators and protagonists. Even when we live...

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A young Egyptian writer retires

Kareem al-Sayyad, a 31-year old Egyptian writer, recently announced his retirement through a Facebook event, saying that he would devote...

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In Egypt’s presidential race, cultural policy is absent

  Amid the hype surrounding the upcoming presidential election, little is being said or done by the contestants to address...

Amir Zaky Amir Zaky 9 years ago

Profile: Ghada Khalifa challenges convention in her poems

Ghada Khalifa began as an amateur poet. “I first made an exhibition of my paintings. I wrote some text for...

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Middle East blog competition winners announced

Two major blogging competitions, the international competition “The Bobs” and the Arabic award “Arabisk,” announced their winners on 2 May....

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In other words: James Joyce's 'Dubliners' in Arabic

This April, the Irish capital celebrates James Joyce’s story collection “Dubliners” in its annual “Dublin: One city, one book” initiative....

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Even Kafka can be Egypt's next president

The profile picture of the “Hayatem for President” Facebook page is one of the belly dancer and actress in her...

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Arabic blogs vie for German competition

Eleven blogs have been nominated to the shortlist in the Arabic-language category for the BOBs, a yearly competition of international...

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Far away from home

A book about oddity and literature would naturally seem attractive, with readers expecting it to highlight experimental writing and the...

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Spirit of iconic singer missing in ‘Om Kalthoum Digital’

On Tuesday evening, an image of a young Om Kalthoum highlighted the screen of al-Hanager Theater’s stage. Musical instruments sat...

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