Farewell my RepublicOn January 15, 2021 by Mona Abouissa
From holly crusades and revolutions to the underground debauchery and parenthood, it is a 20 year quest to survive and thrive in the complexity of Egypt.
The Supersonic GeneralsOn 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.
A Nation ReinventedOn 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.
Dispatches from the Generals FrontOn 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.
Mister President’s SwansOn January 11, 2013 by Mona Abouissa
The legacy of Egypt-USSR comradeship, the Egyptian State ballet survived wars, presidents and fires, and then in 2012, the dancers faced a new foe.
The Choir of AllahOn January 9, 2012 by Mona Abouissa
I follow a controversial choir into a parliamentary race where angels themselves are at work.