Topic: Egyptian Literature

Prominent writer Alaa Al Aswany walks with anti-Morsi protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Alaa Al Aswanyʹs novel "The Republic As If"

Elias Khoury salutes Al Aswanyʹs courage

Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour: 1946–2014 (source: Twitter)

Book review: Radwa Ashour's "The Journey"

An inheritance of grief and joy

Arabic childrenʹs books on display at the Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival in Munich (source: The International Youth Library)

Germanyʹs Arabic Childrenʹs Literature Festival

Karimʹs adventures

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji (photo: private)

Interview with Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji

When writing becomes a crime

Waguih Ghali and his friend Diana Athill during the 1960s (source: Cornell University Library)

Waguih Ghali′s diaries

The writer′s torment

Cartoon of a niqab-wearing woman (source: Facebook)

Niqab-wearing novelists in Egypt

Your philosophy, my religion

Hadeer Mansour and the books bike on a Cairo street (source: Facebook)

Cairo′s mobile library

Bringing books to the people

Egyptian author Kamal Ruhayyim (source: Twitter)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim′s ″Menorahs and Minarets″

The unchangeable past

Cover of Latifa al-Zayyat′s biography (source: mobtada.com)

The 20th anniversary of Latifa al-Zayyat′s death

Dauntless to the end

Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (11 December 19011 - 30 August 2006)

Remembering Naguib Mahfouz

″A wave of light on an infinite ocean of darkness″

Egyptians queuing up to vote (photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/dapd)

Book review: Basma Abdel Aziz′s ″The Queue″

Disturbingly prescient

Egyptian poet Iman Mersal (photo: Imago/gezett)

Interview with the Egyptian poet Iman Mersal

Crossing a universal threshold

Al Azhar mosque in Cairo (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Religion and freedom of expression

The birth of a new theocracy?

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