Egyptian Novelist Shady Lewis on Coptic Identity, Church-State Relations, and Citizenship

“In Ways of the Lord, Christians are mistaken for being Jews and are accused of spying for Israel, which demonstrates the lack of recognition of Copts and their conflation with other minorities.”

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Self-censorship: Coptic Representation in Literature

While a recent Christian-Muslim unity concert in Alexandria was canceled for “security reasons,” and films that deal with sectarian issues must struggle against a censorship board eager to prevent the appearance of disunity, literary works have had comparative freedom.

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