Posts tagged "Al-Masry al-Youm"
Omar Hazek: Letter from Prison

Omar Hazek: Letter from Prison

Our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) have recently published the translation of a letter from prison written by Egyptian poet Omar Hazek in which he explains why he is dedicating his new novel to his nephew, Ahmad. The original letter, which ran in Arabic in Al Masry Al Youm, was titled, “I apologize to you...
Novelist and Poet Omar Hazek: An Open Letter After a Year in Prison

Novelist and Poet Omar Hazek: An Open Letter After a Year in Prison

Egyptian novelist and poet Omar Hazek was jailed on December 2, 2013, charged with violating Egypt’s anti-protest law, a “crime” for which he is serving two years in prison. Yet he maintains more hope than most. We had already posted PEN International’s appeal on his behalf in April 2014. This open letter initially ran in Al-Masry al-Youm. Hazek’s...