Identity . Themes . Tribe . VocationOn January 13, 2020 by Mona Abouissa
Supersonic speeds made them vain, and war made them crazy. A dive into the secret world of Egyptian mavericks of the 1973 war during contemporary armyphilia.
Identity . QuestOn January 8, 2020 by Mona Abouissa
An essay about the search for identity that starts at the Suez Canal. From myth to reality, how the Canal played a role in Egypt’s mutation from 19th century orientalism to today’s neo-nationalism.
Quest . Themes . TribeOn January 17, 2018 by Mona Abouissa
The Generals know best – it has been the guiding principle in Egypt for 64 years. The rest of us know not to get on their bad side. A new dawn of patriotism.
Escape . Quest . ThemesOn January 10, 2009 by Mona Abouissa
An investigation into the lives of Palestinian ghost workers who build Israeli settlements. It is a story about being in the right place at the wrong time.
Themes . TribeOn January 7, 2009 by Mona Abouissa
The strongest coffee and an ongoing cold war keeps the Golan Druze in a perpetual state of hope and despair.
Escape . Identity . Themes . TribeOn January 3, 2009 by Mona Abouissa
“Prison was a school of life,” says Bisher, 44, who spent more than half of his life in Israeli prisons. Above him is a photo of him with his brother, smiling, with a background of waterfall wallpaper taken by an Israeli prison photographer.