Identity . Quest
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.
Revolt . Themes . Tribe . Vocation
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.