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Feelings: Secret lust, guilt, and shower scenes

Feelings: Secret lust, guilt, and shower scenes

There's hope yet for women struggling with shamefully inappropriate physical urges. Thankfully, caring friends and family members who have managed…
Fadi Gwanny: Photography 101 and beyond

Fadi Gwanny: Photography 101 and beyond

For Fadi Gwanny, founder of the Gwannnian School of Photography, photography is both a science and a passion.Gwanny, renowned wedding…
Nostalgic Migration

Nostalgic Migration

In commemoration of Sudanese novelist and columnist Tayeb Salih’s death a year ago, the Supreme Council for Culture held a…
A literary treasure ignored

A literary treasure ignored

As Bahaa Taher flips through a yellowed copy of one of his earlier novels, handed to him by a fan…
‘I Did Not Know Peacocks Could Fly’

‘I Did Not Know Peacocks Could Fly’

Imported dogs, useless cats, and flying peacocks are all featured in acclaimed Egyptian author Bahaa Taher’s newest collection of short…
Cinema syndicate elections: Issues and politics

Cinema syndicate elections: Issues and politics

Walking past El-Salam Theatre on Qasr el-Aini street last Sunday afternoon, one might have been forgiven for presuming they got…
All that jazz !

All that jazz !

For the second consecutive year, Egypt will celebrate it's annual Cairo Jazz Festival (11-15 March) at El-Sawi Culture Wheel. This…
‘Photo album’: A homage to the past

‘Photo album’: A homage to the past

“For as long as I can remember, I was painting,” says artist Galila Nawar, whose work “Photo Album” is currently…
Abu Golayyel: Wrestling with identity

Abu Golayyel: Wrestling with identity

Novelist Hamdi Abu Golayyel hails from a Bedouin village in the Fayoum area of Middle Egypt. His ancestors settled there…
Drive-by art on the Ring Road

Drive-by art on the Ring Road

An artistic experiment has been going unnoticed for decades among Cairo’s poorer districts of bare-brick buildings. Commuters on the Ring…
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