Interviews, Writings & Musings

January 1, 2018

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Egyptian Cotton is one to be reckoned with. It’s known worldwide for its impeccable quality and texture. Yet, we only seem to be able to find high quality Egyptian cotton abroad, for a fortune, or locally, poorly produced with low quality. Egypt gifts the world with co...

When people see nature, they see it beautiful. The sea, the sky, the mountains, the trees: beautiful. In all their seasons and all their states too. Lush greenery during the summer, crumpled leaves during the fall, leafless trees in winter, blossoming in spring. Beauti...

Not the book, no, although I did finish it during the first week of my journey and I had been struggling with it for some time. It’s also set in India and my journey was in India, at least physically. Anyhow, this isn’t about this book. This is about the Small Things,...

Luckily, we were of the few people fortunate enough to try out a new bistro before anyone else! Located on the Nile, Left Bank Bistro, books & bakery has a sensational view. Going there to simply unwind and relax is a definite win. Run by chef Benoit from France, the c...

“We hope that soon, driving schools will officially open and the issuance of driving licenses for women would start in Saudi Arabia.”

Najla Hariri is a Saudi Arabian mother of five and a new grandmother to one. She got married at the age of 19, paused her education and...

The second edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for children came to an end Wednesday, the 28th March at the Cairo puppet theater. Organized, by AFCA foundation for Arts and Culture, the weeklong festival that started on the 21st march, offered a variety o...

Parallel Visions is an exhibition at DARB 1718 that opened on March 3rd and went on till the 1st of April. Curated by Shady Elnoshokaty, it features the creative work of 27 talented artists from the American University in Cairo. The exhibition includes photographs, exp...

Magy Mahrous, a Political Science AUC graduate, ran for Parliament in the historical 2011 elections. She holds Masters in Management of Development Programs from the Arab Academy in Alexandria and Masters in Alternative Development, from the Institute of Social Studies...

One of the recognizable faces in Tahrir Square is that of Mama Khadiga, the courageous woman who became a mother to everyone in the Square. She first went to the Square on the 28th of February and she’s been spotted there a lot since then. She was beaten in front of th...

One of Egypt’s courageous mothers is Dr. Laila Soueif, mother of activists Alaa Abdel Fatah and Mona and Sanaa Seif. She’s a teacher, an activist, and founding member of Kefaya and the Movement for the Independence of Universities. We met the wonderful Dr. Laila in her...

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