Art Alert: El-Tarzi's Underground/On the Surface in cinemas for one week only

Winner of the Muhr Arab Award for Best Director at the Dubai Intl Film Festival, Salma El-Tarzi’s feature documentary on unlikely music superstars, the 8%, will be shown in local cinemas 22-28 April 2015 Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Apr 2015 Salma El-Tarzi’s feature documentary on the world of Mahraganat (an emerging style of local music) follows some of the scene’s biggest stars,

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From tok toks to TV: New film gets to the heart of mahraganat

‘Underground/On the Surface’ Mada Masr, Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Maha ElNabawi “We have four social segments in Egypt: the poorer than poor, the poor, the middle class and the upper class,” says Ortega from the back of a car in Cairo. “We are happy to be part of the poorer than poor, but we do and sing as we want.”

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Gothic Night

Mansoura Ez Eldin & Wiam El-Tamami   Granta, 28 September 2011   Last night Wiam El-Tamami was announced as the winner of Harvill Secker’s second annual Young Translators’ Prize in association with Foyles. We are delighted to support this venture by publishing the winning story, below, with an interview with Wiam by Online Editor Ted Hodgkinson. The judges this year were author

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On the 45th Wedding Anniversary Mourid Barghouti & Radwa Ashour

BY MLYNXQUALEY on JULY 22, 2015  In Mourid Barghouti’s seminal memoir, I Saw Ramallah, he writes about the loss of his private days — namely his birthday and his anniversary — as author Ghassan Kanafani was assassinated on the date of the first, and cartoonist Naji al-Ali on the second: From I Saw Ramallah: I got to know Naji in 1970 in Kuwait. He was the

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British university votes ‘Yes’ to academic boycott of Israel

  By Fanny Malinen New Internationalist Blog Published on March 5, 2015 Chants of ‘BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] yes, BDS yes!’ rocked the walls of the Students’ Union bar at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) last Friday. SOAS was the first university in Britain to hold a school-wide referendum on an academic boycott of Israel

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In memoriam: Radwa Ashour, Egyptian novelist

Publishing house Shorouk marks birth an­niversary of Egyptian novelist and critic Radwa Ashour by reissuing five of her books. 2015/06/12 Issue: 9 Page: 21 The Arab Weekly Mona Anis The publishing house Shorouk marked the an­niversary of the birth of Egyptian novelist and critic Radwa Ashour by reissuing five of her books. Ash­our’s death last December created waves of sadness

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On returning from Palestine

Omar Robert Hamilton 12 June 2015, Mada Masr At the border it is always the same questions. Do you have another name? Do you have another passport? What is your father’s name? What is his father’s name? Have you ever been to Syria? Lebanon? Morocco? What are you doing here? I used to feel sick for days before coming to

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Translation and the Production of Knowledge(s)

Call for Articles—Alif 38, 2018 Guest-edited by Mona Baker                   Abstract deadline: October 1, 2016                                        Article submission deadline: May 1, 2017   The point of departure for this special issue of Alif is that knowledge is ‘produced’ rather than ‘discovered’,

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Amnesty International: Whitewashing Another Massacre

Counterpunch. WEEKEND EDITION MAY 8-10, 2015 Criminalizing Palestinian Resistance by PAUL de ROOIJ Amnesty International has issued four reports on the Massacre in Gaza in 2014 [1]. Given the scale of the destruction and the number of fatalities, any attempt to document the crimes committed should be welcomed. But these reports are problematic, and raise questions about this organization [2],

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