“That is how this man, along with Taha Hussein—both of whom were legendary figures who dominated our intellectual and spiritual life—transformed into a mighty monster, one whose only virtue was to degrade me.”
The Egypt Independent has just posted my farewell to Ibrahim Aslan: “Goodbye Ibrahim Aslan.” It begins: “The most beautiful of the Nile’s birds leaves the lake this evening,” Palestinian poet […]
The great Ibrahim Aslan (1935-2012) died yesterday after entering the hospital with heart trouble. He was 77. His funeral will be held today at the Mosque of Bilal bin Rabah […]
In his essay yesterday about “State Culture, State Anarchy,” Elliott Colla very briefly touched on author Sonallah Ibrahim’s 2003 put-down of the Egyptian state cultural apparatus.
Ibrahim Aslan recently released a new book, Hugratan wa Salah (Two Rooms and a Hall) and turned 75. To mark these occasions—as well as the release of a reputedly bad […]
Thanks to Kotob Khan for making these available. Diwan also posts some bestsellers here, although their ranking or time frame isn’t clear. I have not seen bestseller lists from other […]