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Naira is a writer and editor with Mada, and a maqloubeh and cycling enthusiast.
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There are addicts in socialist utopias: In search of a language for psychic suffering
| The closing essay to our mental health series, "Neither pathologization nor romanticization"
10 October 2018
2017 year enders
18 min read
Chasing the birds, walking into the grey zones
| A collective practice review of Mada’s society section in 2017
26 December 2017
22 min read
LGBTQ crackdowns, civil society and social change: A video conversation
| Responses to seminal moments of state violence against LGBTQ individuals in Egypt
2 December 2017
January 25 2017
19 min read
The politics of the personal: January 25 through the lens of depression
| An exploration of hope, defeat and mental health in the aftermath of revolution
25 January 2017
25 min read
To cope or to resist: How people deal with abruptly deteriorating economic conditions
Lina Attalah, Naira Antoun, Reem Saad and Yasmine M. Ahmed
| Anthropologists Reem Saad and Yasmine M. Ahmed join Mada to discuss popular responses to economic hardship
22 December 2016
9 min read
Interview: HIV/AIDS is more a social, legal, rights issue than health issue
| Mada Masr sits with an activist who has been engaged in work on HIV/AIDS over the past decade.
1 December 2016
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| We are left with two choices: to withdraw entirely or to talk about trees. How do we create a third?
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