egypt

Prince of Vengeance

The resident of Talaat Harb Square, Cairo has a nice view but what he needs is a sense of humor.

Egypt is seizing control of the internet

The restriction of online spaces will be a huge setback for Egyptian civil society.

Cairo…Downstairs

Below ground on Cairo's packed metro many things are permitted and certain things are not.

Prison letter: Synesthesia

Anger stains the soul just like an ink blot spoils the page.

From prison: Fairouz in the morning

In less than a month’s time, I will begin my sixth year in prison. Another terrifying number.

From prison: A wand from Ollivander’s

I take pleasure in thinking about the similarities between me and Harry.

From prison: Stoicism

Just now, I slipped up and thought about the future.

From prison: Ammad

republished from Mada Masr, an Egyptian blog that you can't read in Egypt, which should tell you something about what happens when government becomes powerful and autocratic enough to really shut people up.

Cairo Postcard: Egyptian Museum

Ahmed Hossam walks around the Egyptian Museum, sees the screaming mummy.