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.Continue Reading

“Among the things I love about Radwa’s writing is her courage in confronting the unthinkable – like those atrocities I referred to a moment ago. There is room for sentiment in her writing (in some of her depictions of family relations, for instance), but ultimately she does not shy away from harsh truths, and accordingly she doesn’t spare the reader, either.”Continue Reading

Radwa Ashour hasn’t been in the news during Egypt’s revolutionary period—she was hospitalized through all of it, undergoing four surgeries—but she has nonetheless been a significant force in Egypt’s changing landscape. Ashour has effected change as a writer, a professor, and an activist.Continue Reading