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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
Learning the proper posture to become an internet imposter while reading Impostures
Matthew Chovanec | These days we’re all trying to hide on the internet.
Detox | Worry, run, repeat
The Anxious Daffodil | #34:Tomorrow is another day. I will finish the film, or the book or maybe just cook something edible
 
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Opinion
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
Yasmin El-Rifae
PalFest on the road
I am writing this in the car on the way from the northern, Israeli-controlled city of Haifa to the West
 
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?"