Posts Tagged ‘Literature’


The stolen library: Syrian artists poetically archive Arab publishing

It’s a thunderous evening in East Berlin. A dented, chipped metal door is propped open, inviting passersby inside for dry refuge. Taped on the weathered door is a cardboard sign with “Fehras Publishing” written in Sharpie and an arrow pointing up a dark stairwell. — Published on Mada Masr. I was told that this German […]


A growing niche: The rise of English as a literary language in Egypt

This article is part of a series we are running ahead of the Mada Marketplace event to feature the participating vendors. I was born in Egypt, raised in Egypt, went to a school that mixed both English and Arabic, and yet it’s safe to say I consider English my first language in writing. When I publish an […]

Taxi Vent Ahram Online

Review: Al-Kamissi’s Taxi adapted for Cairo stage (VIDEO)

Taxi, the best-selling Egyptian novel, has been adapted for the stage in a highly interactive and innovative style by The Thousand Tongues theatre company — published in Ahram Online. —- Bilingual theatre company The Thousand Tongues is currently presenting its first show, an adaptation of Khaled Al-Khamissi’s novel Taxi, at Vent in downtown Cairo. The […]