The ‘Graphic Poem’ as Protest Literature

A good deal has been written, and rightly so, about the role protest poetry has played in this "Arab spring." Less has been said about political poetry's younger cousin: the political cartoon.

Magdy El-Shafee’s /Metro/ Not Available in Arabic, or English, But You Will Find It in…Italian

Thanks to translator Barbara Benini for this tip. (Benini is the Italian translator of Ahmed Nagi's Rogers.) Metro, a graphic novel penned by blogger/artist Magdy al-Shafee, is not available here in Cairo after having been yanked from shelves in 2009. The Qasr el Nil Court of Misdemeanors upheld the book's ban in November of last … Continue reading Magdy El-Shafee’s /Metro/ Not Available in Arabic, or English, But You Will Find It in…Italian