Category Archives: Egypt

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Egyptian Graffiti: Keizer

I read Uprisings in Translation, the blog of a friend and Tufts alumna living in Cairo, in which she translates and discusses the graffiti she sees around the city.  Recently, she met with street artist Keizer to talk about his work … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Barriers

While browsing the internet the other day I came upon an article called “Egypt artists “reopen” street by graffiti protest”, published by the Houston Chronicle.  It is about the emergence of graffiti in Cairo on the concrete barriers set up … Continue reading

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The Road to Tahrir

“The Road to Tahrir: Front Line Images by Six Young Egyptian Photographers” is an epic photo illustration of the trials, tribulations and joy that came out of the Egyptian Revolution just this past year. The book was put together by … Continue reading

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The Sura of the Quaking

The Sura of the Quaking, recited by Sheikh Mohamed Al Minshawi, and translated by Michael Sells in Approaching the Qur’an, depicts the Earth shaking as the result of otherworldly forces.  Recitations such as this one are often heard in cassette … Continue reading

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Scheherezade: Tell Your Story!

The movie Scheherezade: Tell Your Story! is an interesting and disturbing movie about women’s sexual freedom in the Middle East. The plot focuses on the main character, Hebba, who is a famous female talk-show host in Cairo. Her husband, a … Continue reading

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TV’s Position in Differing Societies

The serial that stood out most to me was Looney Nuna. It’s a more progressive tale about a servant girl named Nuna, who applies the knowledge she learns from the school while working in a house next door. Other dramas … Continue reading

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