“A student graduates as if we are still in the era of the Arab desert nomads.”
Ahmed Naji will have to appear in court November 14 to defend the sixth chapter of his novel, ‘The Use of Life.’ What’s it really all about?
“This is a marvelous book that isn’t only suitable for children but could be a life changing read for an adult as well.”
Naje and Akhbar al-Adab chief editor Tarek al-Taher were referred to a criminal court because of the chapter’s “obscene sexual content.”
“The author, who has both committed fans and critics, struck a deep chord with English audiences, who have been filling social media with quotes and photos from her talks.”
“Sexual harrassment has been one of the signature themes of recent Cairo comics.”
“The narrator Abla/Loula tells her story – alternating between the two sides of her schizophrenic self – against the background of the turbulent political times that followed the January 25th revolution.”
“Before the shadow of the old camphor tree lengthened, before the call to prayer at noon, they stretched out on the ground beside the field when the crop was ripe – a day or two before harvest.”
Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal al-Ghitani has died in a Cairo military hospital, aged 70
This year, there was perhaps more serious talk about El Saadawi taking a Nobel Prize for Literature than in any year previous.
One hundred Egyptian prisoners who were arrested for political reasons have been placed on a list to be pardoned and released. Novelist and poet Omar Hazek is one of them.
The street will have its name changed from “Dabbabya” to “Gamal al-Ghitani.”