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Latest in Tag: Alaa Al-Aswany

Op-ed review: Let’s listen to them this time

Alaa Al-Aswany Al Masry Al Youm Writer Alaa Al-Aswany begins his article with a story concerning the subway, also known as the metro.  Al-Aswany explains that in each metro, there is a cart reserved solely for women, however, this rule is often broken. One time, a woman decided to take action against some men who …

Daily News Egypt

Review: The president under fire

 Columnists find much to criticise in President Mohamed Morsy during the past period. Much concerns lingering thoughts regarding the Cairo Stadium celebration and its alleged shortcomings, while some are a result of his Muslim Brotherhood affiliation. The bulk of it, however, relates to the 100-day plan and its perceived failures, and what many columnists view …

Daily News Egypt

Activist sentenced in absentia; outspoken figures referred to military prosecution

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Prosecution referred Wednesday a complaint against 12 activists, politicians and journalists to the military prosecution, the same day activist Asmaa Mahfouz received a one-year prison sentence in absentia. Both cases were filed by civilians, a practice used under the Hosni Mubarak-regime to crack down on dissent without a direct confrontation. The …


On the State of Egypt: Local insight for an international audience

By Caroline Curran Lauded for his novels, infamous for his sometimes caustic, often overtly political writings, things are never dull with Alaa Al-Aswany — especially when so-called tyrants and hypocrites are involved. Until recently, English readers had access to only one side of Al-Aswany’s literary output. Though a great window into Egyptian society and thoroughly entertaining, …


Al-Aswany on the state of Egypt

By Sarah P. Blakemore Novelist and columnist Alaa Al-Aswany launched the English translation of “On the State of Egypt” in an event attended by an eager crowd of journalists and fans at the recently re-opened AUC Bookstore in downtown Cairo on Sunday. His work was completed last year, long before the events in Tahrir Square took …


Al-Aswany on literature, politics and calling for change

By Heba El-Sherif For months, fans of renowned Egyptian novelist and columnist Alaa Al-Aswany enjoyed their Tuesday morning coffees with his biting wit and critique of current Egyptian affairs, boldly wrapped up in his weekly column published in Al-Shorouk daily. But last Sunday, after weeks of unpublished columns due to government pressure, his fans enjoyed …


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