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In Other Words | The Official History of the Gods of Egypt by Mohamed Rabie
Mohamed Rabie | Of course, our father would never have admitted to worshipping a mummified, hollowed-out crocodile.
In Other Words | The Beauty of the World and the Truth of All Things by Rehab Bassam
Rehab Bassam | Bassam’s fiction speaks for a generation of women that seems to have no voice in publishing.
Detox | Suspending disbelief
What is faith without an imagination vivid enough to fill the gaps?
Detox | Translating Baldwin, translating ‘magic’
Yasmine Zohdi | There’s no harm in a new translation especially as it’s been a lifetime since the last was published
Detox | Navigating ‘same-name’ confusion
What is a name, and what do you do when you share it with someone you don’t even know?
Detox | Summer absurdities
A battle is raging at the coast, too — namely over what women should or should not wear on the beach
Detox | ‘Everything’s gonna be alright’
Well, we all know what’s up, and it’s not pretty.
Detox | Cease your reproach
A set of rules is only powerful because people make it so.
In Other Words | Two O’Clock on a Tuesday Afternoon by Muhammad El-Hajj
Muhammad El-Hajj | They needed a revolution to come together, and without its triumph their love, too, stood no chance
 
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Opinion
Menna Ekram
Madame Defarge reminds us of the core of her revolution
I started writing the names of every famous person who came to show support to that man.
Alaa Abd El Fattah
Five metaphors on healing
Suffering is not sacrifice and the body is not a machine. The pain is not yours alone
Teresa Pepe
‘Literature’ is on trial in Egypt
In August 2014, an Egyptian citizen named Hani Saleh Tawfik came across issue 1097 of literary magazine
 
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News
Writer Ahmed Naji prevented from leaving Egypt
Ahmed Naji’s lawyers await details of his acquittal and retrial date
Jailed novelist Ahmed Naji to receive PEN award
Trial of Ahmed Naji and editor begins for writing sexually explicit text
The Cairo International Book Fair expands
 
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Cartoons
A question for our president
Andeel | Woman: "So what's the last book you read?"Sisi: "What is this stupid question?"