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Final Issue: The triumph of practice

This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

The state speaks

I don’t expect the state to be creative, because power is an end in many ways, and only a threat...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

Egyptian film provides poetic and impassioned look at Palestine's occupation

Images of the sea and its vociferous waves speak to the uncharted experiences it holds. Images of advertisement billboards in...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

Sunday's papers: Fire (and drama) in Cairo

With dramatic headlines, today’s newspapers agonized over the fires and violence that spread throughout Cairo and beyond following the verdict...

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Back to basics: Umbi camp shows the other side of Sharm el-Sheikh

For more laid-back travelers, Sharm el-Sheikh has been traditionally associated with charter tourism, over-development, loss of uniqueness, and overcrowdedness —...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

Sunday's papers: An industry of polarization

Today's papers, like yesterday's, make an industry out of the political polarization between the Muslim Brotherhood and their opposition. With...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

The end game for Port Said: Football case reveals new breadth of politics

PORT SAID — While wall graffiti in Cairo is fixated on the dead, those of Port Said are fixated on...

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The responsibility of memory; a conversation with EI reporters

I spent days grappling with the difficulty of identifying ways of remembering 25 January — and we’re only down to...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

What the word “Jika” could possibly mean

During the painful Ettehadiya battle earlier this month between Brotherhood supporters and youthful opposition, the violence was not just physical....

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

Farewell, Samer Soliman

“Today I lost part of my life. Farewell, Samer,” scholar Amr Abdel Rahman wrote of of his longtime friend Samer...

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The draft constitution: Some controversial stipulations

After long hours of article-by-article voting on the Egyptian constitution by the Constituent Assembly, the draft was passed on early...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago

PhotoCairo: A retrospective

In the late summer of 2002, at a small office of the ground floor of what is today the exhibition...

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Potatoes and humans

Bashing the Egyptian state for its utter failure in Sinai is no longer news. But some microcosmic incidents still illustrate...

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The pick: An extemporaneous literary production trip, in 140 characters

“Of the martyrs of the revolution we lost before we even thought of a revolution,” wrote a tweep on her...

Lina Attalah Lina Attalah 8 years ago