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On Colombian literary giant Gabriel García Márquez as journalist
Sherif Abdel Samad | Sherif Abdel Samad looks at Márquez's journalistic works and their influence on his fiction
Excerpt from Amr Ezzat’s Room 304 Or How I Hid from My Dear Father for 35 Years
Mada Masr publishes an excerpt of the English version of Amr Ezzat's new memoir
A tale of two glass houses: On Egypt’s Craftsmen by Omar Taher and Glass House by Brian Alexander
Hadil Ghoneim | The sad history of a factory in Shubra is in some ways mirrored by the story of a factory in Ohio
The impossibility of a life in the in-betweens: The Diaries of Waguih Ghali
Lara El Gibaly | A look at Volume 1 of Waguih Ghali's diary ahead of the 2nd installation's release
6 summer reading recommendations from Mada
Heba El-Sherif, Lara El Gibaly, Laura Bird, Maha ElNabawi and Rowan El Shimi | Five of us have chosen six diverse novels, most of which are available in Egypt’s bookstores.
How do we write about Palestine? 2 collections, 2 answers
Marcia Lynx Qualey | And why read parachute writers, even if they’re famous?
The pain of losing Syria: On Alia Malek’s The Home That Was Our Country
Tamara Alrifai | If you only read one book about modern-day Syria, this should be it
Literary gems: Adel Esmat’s The Tales of Yusuf Tadrus
Sherif Abdel Samad | Adel Esmat imagines himself a Coptic Christian in this recent novel, which Sherif Abdel Samad finds mesmerizing
A nation against the intimate realities of a family: On Hisham Matar’s The Return
Jailan Zayan | Jailan Zayan, who fled Libya as a child with her family, discusses Hisham Matar's moving memoir
 
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Opinion
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?"