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Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories

I am really enjoying vacation. I have not been to work in one week, and have six days until I have to be back, which is completely and totally lovely. 309 more words

Ahmed Naji, Egyptian Novelist, Imprisoned in Egypt for "violating public modesty"

Reader gets low blood pressure; writer goes to jail. A tale of the absurd, but also a tragedy.

I spent two years living in Egypt in the 1990s. 316 more words

Human Rights