“I don’t know what to do to stop this,” Eid told Mada.
“The motion is set to be heard at Bulaq Abu Al-Aila Misdemeanour court.”
“I was privileged to touch his face, and how handsome, scholarly and full of inward light it was!”
“It is not quite clear the extent to which Noura (or even young Nour) is meant to be allegory for Egypt. She has, after all, refused both the Islamic and Western options, and remained confident of her ability to devise her own way in spite of her dubious future.”
“‘Using Life’s’ illustrator Ayman Zorkany will be traveling to Italy to present the book at the Festival delle letterature Mediterranee in Lucera in Puglia. After that, there will also be a launch in Rome.”
“Your money will go towards producing and marketing these events, and paying a fee to Omar and to all other artists involved. We are also hoping to commission a piece of work from Omar Hazek.”
“Naguib Mahfouz didn′t want his early essays salvaged from out-of-print journals, dusted off and collected in an anthology.”
“We invite all writers, journalists, and those interested in freedom of expression and creativity to attend the Bulaq Abu Al-Aila Misdemeanour court session scheduled for Saturday, August 27 to hear the defense’s motion for a stay of the two year sentence issued against writer#AhmedNaji[.]”
“The book was withdrawn for ‘investigation’ by the authorities without any explanation, and repeated enquiries to multiple government ministries failed to elicit any meaningful response.”
“Supporters have asked those in Egypt to gather at 10 a.m.”
“In his role as secretary general, Shousha has been critical of what he considers to be a decline in the quality of Arabic in Egypt, a problem he attributes to radio and television announcers, poor teaching standards and the lack of libraries in schools. Shousha has described the problem as ‘an issue of national security.'”
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