Egypt

Yusuf Idris on Writing

I’m working on an essay about Idris, the maestro of Egyptian short-story writing. This passage, in particular, resonated with me: “Renewal of writing is a natural, spontaneous and ingrained process which the author pursues unconsciously, because that is actually what… Read More ›

Happy Police Day!

No, it’s not irony. Nor is it a straightforward celebration of “police” and “security.” Not that security is necessarily a bad thing: I do applaud the Egyptian police for doing this. The holiday’s origins are decidedly anti-colonial: My son came… Read More ›