Short Fiction: ‘Living in Songs’

"My dad woke me up at dawn, asking if I’d done anything stupid. He repeated his question as if he were addressing me from another world, about the nature of the calamity I had caused."

Fitzcarraldo to Publish Alaa Abd El Fattah’s ‘You Have Not Yet Been Defeated’

The collection of the Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah's essays is due out October 20, 2021: Some of the essays, which have various translators, will appear in English for the first time. Some have previously been published in Mada Masr. Naomi Klein will write the preface. Fitzcarraldo writes: Alaa Abd el-Fattah, 39, is … Continue reading Fitzcarraldo to Publish Alaa Abd El Fattah’s ‘You Have Not Yet Been Defeated’

On the Redemptive Power of Madness

History of the Gods of Egypt is a metaficitional narrative that not only addresses the transgenerational political and social trauma in an unsettling near-future Egypt but also ponders the nature of madness as a powerful creative force and as a tool of resistance against the inescapability of guilt.