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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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
The week after these interviews, Dr. Ala’a Aswany argued with former PM Marshal Ahmed Shafik on a TV show, next day Shafik resigned as a result. Mohamed Sawy became minister of culture for two weeks, but was replaced by Dr. Emad Abou Ghazi after new PM Essam Sharaf reshuffled the cabinet. Abdallah Kamal is facing serious protests and fighting for his position at Rosa Yusef newspaper. Nawal Saadawy is overseas but is due to return. And young revolutionaries are still dreaming and struggling. Continue reading