literary events

If You’re in Cairo Today

Humphrey’s the award-winning translator of a number of books, including Ahmed Alaidy’s Being Abbas el-Abd, Gamal al-Ghitani’s Pyramid Texts, Bahaa Taher’s Sunset Oasis, and Elias Khoury’s Gate of the Sun, Yalo, and…well, I forget which of Khoury’s books Humphrey’s working… Read More ›

The Poetry of Absence

At a recent Cairo literary event, my friend Yasmine P.—who has spent the last three years living in Jerusalem, and continues to travel back frequently to finish her documentary film—complained of under-attendance. If this was a literary event in Palestine,… Read More ›