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About Alaa: Prison isolates and so does your silence
Ahmed Naji, who was briefly jailed with Alaa, on remembering and not forgetting
18 October 2017
Farewell to the youth
Editor’s note: The author of this piece was sentenced to two years in prison on February 20, 2016,
2 January 2016
11 min read
Detox | Autumn antidote
| When I am anxious, I usually put on a documentary about the lives of lions in central Africa.
21 November 2020
24 min read
The bourgeoisie, real estate & nation-building, or how the Egyptian & Middle Eastern art markets operate, part 2
| State financial policies continued to liberalize in the 1990s so as to integrate Egypt into the new world
13 May 2015
20 min read
The bourgeoisie, real estate & nation-building, or how the Egyptian & Middle Eastern art markets operate, part 1
| In 1989, Egyptian billionaire businessman Nassef Sawiris walked in to a trade fair at the Marriott Hotel
11 May 2015
16 min read
More readers, better designs and unlikely bargains at the Cairo book fair
Ahmed Naji, Habiba Effat and Lara El Gibaly
| The most visible phenomenon in this year's fair is the sweeping presence of Egyptian colloquial Arabic
6 February 2015
7 min read
How to become an independent musician?
| Ahmed Naji gives us six tips. Reading time: Four minutes.
19 January 2015
9 min read
Learning to walk after crawling
| Who holds alternative cultural institutions accountable for their choices, expenditures or agendas?
28 August 2014
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