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The Egyptian Assassin

Ezzedine C. Fishere

A lifetime ago, Fakhreddin had been an idealistic young lawyer, seeking to fight corruption from his modest quarter of Cairo. Then, a botched attempt on his life forced him to flee the country, propel … continued

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A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me

Youssef Fadel

In 1980s Casablanca, Farah arrives from her small town life with big dreams: she wants to sing. She meets Outhman, but he longs to leave the city, to seek his fortune elsewhere. They fall in love, but … continued

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The Hashish Waiter

Khairy Shalaby

Tucked away in a rundown quarter, just out of sight of downtown Cairo, a group of intellectuals gather regularly to smoke hashish in Hakeem’s den. The den is the center of their lives, both a refuge a … continued

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Reading with… Ezzedine C. Fishere

Shelf Awareness, a widely-circulated ,US-based online newsletter about books, recently interviewed the Egyptian novelist Ezzedine C. Fishere, author of Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge, translated by John P…

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Khaled Khalifa’s exile at home

In this powerful short film, Exiled at Home, Beirut-based Syrian filmmaker and journalist Lina Sinjab features the award-winning Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa, author of No Knives in the Kitchens of th…

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