Mona Abouissa is a Russian-Egyptian journalist based in Cairo with a dark sense of humour and weakness for pickles. Read more...
Author Archives: Mona Abouissa
I hoped they would have beards, but they were clean shaven. Beards, like vocals or religion, are political under those florescent lights. I didn’t write after this story for a year. I got an award for it though [the Anna Lindh Mediterranean award 2012]. And champagne won’t be the same any more, or sorbet on the Muslim Brother’s victory parade. Continue reading
Forged papers, secret routes, police checkpoints, the constant threat of violence – welcome to the world of Palestinians labouring illegally in Israel, helping to build the very country that restricts them. Continue reading
A short TV documentary I made for CBC TV in Cairo about men with beards (in Arabic). Continue reading
I traveled around Egypt with one of the most magical of Egyptian government departments: the State Circus. Continue reading
Writer Ala’a Aswany is for & editor Abdallah Kamal is against. An icon of feminism Nawal Saadawy & new culture minister Emad Abou Ghazi. Dreaming young revolutionaries & a flamboyant circus director.Those who they call evil & good in one article. I asked one question ‘what’s next’, they talked. Four days, nine interviews, a frantic search for contacts. I’m glad to have met all these people. Now I’m waiting for the interesting part of the revolution – the aftermath. Until then, where’s my cocktail-party jacket? Continue reading