Author: Sherif Abdel Samad

Cover of Latifa al-Zayyat′s biography (source:

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

Dauntless to the end

Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

Book review: Eka Kurniawan′s ″Beauty is a wound″

A hidden literary gem

Egypt′s music legend Abdel Halim Hafez (source: YouTube)

Dina Hamza′s documentary film "Gaye El Zaman"

A daughter's tribute

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

Houthi rebels at a checkpoint in Yemen (photo: Reuters/K. Abdullah)

Power struggle in Yemen

An unstable situation turns critical