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What Does the Emergence of Arab Women Bloggers Mean For The Public Sphere?

Cyberspace has blurred the line between public and private spaces. Since the late twentieth century virtual spaces have acted as a global medium for social interactions. 727 more words

Headscarves, Diamond Rings, and the Schizophrenia of /Ayza Atgowaz/ in English

In a way, the cover of the English translation of Ghada Abdel Aal’s عايزة أتجوز is completely appropriate. It looks like a Sophie Kinsella cover, and even the font screams “fun!” “chick-lit!” “no straining required!” 850 more words


Will the Real 'Carrie Bradshaw of the Middle East' Please Come Forward?

Last Friday, the Independent reported that poet Joumana Haddad has been called the “Carrie Bradshaw of Beirut.”
Yesterday, National Public Radio said that Ghada Abdel-Aal, blogger and author of Ayza Atgowaz (now a Ramadan TV series), is “ 252 more words


Where Have All the Egyptian (Literature) Blogs Gone?

The most disappointingly silent Egyptian blog—perhaps not for Abderrahmane Mustafa, author of “The Loss of Popularity of Egyptian Blogging,” but certainly for me—is Baheyya’s. 408 more words


The Cairo Mediterranean Literary Festival: May 5-12

I don’t know quite what to expect from this lit festival—this being its “first edition”—but it seems relatively well organized, if not well publicized. I do appreciate organizer Baad el Bahr’s (Over the Sea) use of homologues… 170 more words