Where Have All the Egyptian (Literature) Blogs Gone?

The most disappointingly silent Egyptian blog---perhaps not for Abderrahmane Mustafa, author of "The Loss of Popularity of Egyptian Blogging," but certainly for me---is Baheyya's. Baheyya, who has a lovely writing style and an incisive literary analysis, has posted only four times since the middle of last August. Mustafa's main concern, at least in his recent … Continue reading Where Have All the Egyptian (Literature) Blogs Gone?

Egypt’s Blog-to-Book Phenomenon: Positive or Negative for Arabic Book World?

Journalist and blogger Ahmed Naji has out a new book, Blogs From Post to Tweet. According to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, which is making printed copies available for free, "This book is the first to monitor five years of Arabic blogging by documenting history of the world of Arabic blogs since they … Continue reading Egypt’s Blog-to-Book Phenomenon: Positive or Negative for Arabic Book World?