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El-Labbad was born in Cairo in 1965. He is the son of the late cartoonist, author, and pioneer graphic designer Mohie El-Din El-Labbad, who died in 2010.
Ahmed Khaled Tawfik dies at 55
He was first, only Egyptian to interview Che Guevara
Yassin was an award winning and influential sociologist
In spite of the increasing numbers of published books and novels in the Cairo International Book Fair this year, dozens of readers expressed their discontent about the poor quality of some released literary works that raised waves of criticism and sarcasm. However, Sa’alqaqi Honak (I will meet you there) by prominent writer Rasha Samir was …
British writer Sharon Dodua Otoo just won the prestigious Bachmann Prize for a story she’d “accidentally” written in German. DW spoke with her about Brexit, xenophobia and life as a Black person in Berlin.
Naji’s recent sentence is not the first and will not be the last. Egypt’s history of prosecuting writers and thinkers dates back thousands of years. Our track record in this matter is no better than the Catholic Church’s. During the past few months and in the last couple of weeks, several cases like Naji’s took …
The writer was charged with contempt of religion
Egyptian renowned writer Gamal El-Ghitani died Sunday after being a coma since August. El-Ghitani stands as one of Egypt’s literature heavyweights, winning many prizes and gaining international recognition. His last decoration was the Nile Award for Literature in 2015. He was also responsible for establishing Egypt’s most posh literary publications in 1993, after a successful …
In a special interview with Daily News Egypt, Abdel Aal revealed some secrets about her literary and artistic works, the fierce attacks she encountered because of her last series and her upcoming projects.
In his interview with Daily News Egypt, the 41 year-old writer revealed some secrets about the preparations for his controversial novels and stories and provided some exclusive information about the cultural salon he holds at his clinic on a monthly basis.
Ashour is one of the few writers who combined the magic of fairytales and the reality of the actual world in her novels.
The case is related to comments columnist made ahead of Eid Al-Adha
The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next issue, which will come out in January, and one writer will be awarded 2500 EGPs.
No declared reasons for confiscation, according to human rights researcher
The writer says he will no longer publish with private newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm
The trial dates back to remarks the television presenter made in criticism of former president Mohamed Morsi
The ruling in Saber’s case was postponed to January pending a decision by the Islamic Research Academy
The ruling stipulated that Wushaihi, who is also a television presenter, must start serving his jail term immediately, but that he could appeal the sentence.
Karam Saber sentenced to five years in prison for contempt of religion
Idris is Egypt’s, and the Arab world’s most prolific short story writer and playwright
Egyptian columnists have recently been inundating their readers with analyses of the root causes of internal clashes hitting the infrastructure of the salafist Al-Nour party. Some have put the blame on the party’s lack of experience in the political arena. Other writers explore the recent developments taking place in Sinai, especially in Rafah, where Christian …
The increasing trend of protests and sit-ins affecting Egypt’s governorates are analysed by some columnists, while others keep their attention focused on the challenges facing the draft constitution. Fahmy Howeidi We brought down the walls, but didn’t build bridges Al-Shorouk newspaper There were around 1400 strikes and demonstrations across Egypt in a span of …
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Although President Morsy has commenced his first trip to China, which will be followed by a unique trip to Iran, most columnists across Egyptian newspapers have not touched upon the presidential trips. Opinion writers commented on the importance of Morsy’s independence from his Islamist group and some have warned against possible occurrences of violence and …
Egypt’s prominent writers continue to reflect their opinions about the current political situation in Egypt
Egypt’s most prominent writers reflect their opinions on major issues facing Egypt