Although this list does include short stories by Radwa Ashour and Salwa Bakr, it largely focuses on work by women writers who emerged in the '90s, '00s, and '10s.
We walk the streets shoulder to shoulder / bumping into plastic mannequins / they break / but we shatter
"Where the corniche wall ran out, a great tree hooped over to drink from the river. Beyond the tree there was nothing: nothing between us and the water. "
"Kanz al-Fawāʾid is unique for its variety and comprehensive coverage of contemporary Egyptian cuisine."
"Farewell to the prison bars and walls / Farewell to friends and our nighttime talks / when you divvied up the moonlight amongst us."
"The superstitious say the spirits live at night, and that they even take over the roads, especially during the long winter nights. Thunder, they say, is nothing but the sound of their fighting, and lightning the blood from their endless wars."
"No one expected things to go this way."
" As I argue throughout the book, the formulation of the sixties generation is not neutral but rather is a strategy that helps writers gain access to positions of power and prominence in the field of cultural production."
The Qisaty project helps children with special needs discover their talents for storytelling and drawing.