Tarek Ghanem
Tarek Ghanem is a researcher and the founder of MetalingualTranslations.com, an Arabic-English translation company that specializes in cultural and academic translations. He received his bachelor's degree from and is a master's candidate at AUC. He also previously worked as a commissioning read more
Tarek Ghanem
Opium or coffee? Islam and its relevance in hard times
Is religion numbing Egyptians into acquiescence amid a number of merciless austerity measures?
Tarek Ghanem
History hurts, disturbs, inspires, revives
Some thoughts on histories from below and state narratives.
Tarek Ghanem
O brother, what is prison? On Malek Adly
Who is Malek Adly, whom the regime is committing all these violations against in an attempt to break
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Egypt’s Literary Gems: Mansoura Ez-Eldin’s The Refuge of Absence
Tarek Ghanem | Ez-Eldin’s stories take us on an honest, eclectic and endlessly creative tour
Book review: AUC and its students — irrepressible bubbles and inevitable politicization
Tarek Ghanem | Moataz Bellah’s bold introspective narrative tracks the rise and fall of the student movement in AUC
Games well played: Yasser Abdel Latif’s On Settling and Traveling
Tarek Ghanem | Tarek Ghanem on why Yasser Abdel Latif's short stories are so readable, plus a new translation of one
Literary gems: ​On being Egyptian and Ihab Hassan’s Out of Egypt ​
Tarek Ghanem | Whether or not you endorse all of Hassan’s choices, particularly his rejection of Egypt, the depth