Egypt under Al-Sisi: His Toughest Challenge is his Most Challenging Opportunity
Middle East Forum
Hosni Mubarak and his driver arrive at an intersection. The driver asks his boss, "Which way, ya rayyis. (Mr. President)?" Instead of answering his question, Mubarak asks him, "Which way did Nasser turn?" The driver replies, "Always to the Left, ya rayyis.
A Rare Conversation With TV Producer George Lerner—2014
Before I left, to prepare I read one of Naguib Mahfouz's novels, The Beginning and the End. It made me understand Cairo in a way that I couldn't have gotten from 15 news articles or television news reports. There was something about a world being created.
Long live Egypt
Middle East Monitor
Perhaps my high regard for Egypt can be attributed to the dignity I heard in Gamal Abdel Nasser's tone or the fact that I read Ahmed Shawqi's poems or devoured page after page of novels written by Taha Hussein, Ihsan Abdel Quddous, Naguib Mahfouz and ...
Book Review: All our Alexandrias
Every last writer who boasts an Alexandria connection is also included: Naguib Mahfouz, Edwar Al-Kharrat and Ibrahim Abd El-Meguid, as well as the less celebrated Robert Liddell and Ayoub Sinano. Countless references are made to memoirs, books and ...