Mona Abouissa is a Russian-Egyptian journalist based in Cairo with a dark sense of humour and weakness for pickles. Read more...
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I don’t like people watching me. Well I look foreign and have a mole a centimeter in diameter on my face, so in Egypt people usually look at me when I pass by. It takes a skill to adapt to the voyeuristic public space in Egypt. I wear ‘Sex Pistols – God save the queen’ t-shirt and crack jokes, again, about my mole, to prod this public preoccupation. Those boys, they fly right through it. You are judged in public. Continue reading