Posts tagged "Mubarak"
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...
"They don't want any really courageous people!" Interview with Nawal El Saadawi

“They don’t want any really courageous people!” Interview with Nawal El Saadawi

The spirited Egyptian author and feminist Nawal El Saadawi is not afraid of castigating the hypocrisy of the political system and the continued violations of women’s rights in her country. Arian Fariborz spoke to her in Cairo for Qantara.   Qantara: Ms Saadawi, do you see yourself primarily as a writer or as a political...