Egypt

Eternal Nightmares of the Hounded Mind: On ‘Post-Revolutionary Egyptian Dystopias’

“Is this authority really that clever and strong, or is it the people’s imagination that makes it terrifying?”

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Launching Sahar Elmougy’s Long-awaited ‘The Hill’s Musk,’ A Rewriting of Mahfouz’s Amina

“She’d drowned herself in anti-depressants that left her a breathing corpse until, one day of July, Mariam found herself walking coldly into the kitchen and turning the knob on the cooker on so the gas would flow freely into the house. Minutes later, she turned it off quietly and opened the kitchen window as if to clear the house off the smell of potato frying.”