Posts tagged ‘Egypt’

Sorrow and the language of hope

Sorrow, mourning and lament must be as much part of the language of imagining and working towards a new future as the dreams and visions that drive us…

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The sacred river, by Wendy Wallace

Set against the backdrop of growing social unrest, The Sacred River is an intricate story of three women who travel to Egypt to escape London.

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The language of social change and the media

This time last year thousands of Tunisians and Egyptians took to the streets, demanding an end to their respective regimes. Bolstered by journalists and writers using…

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How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt’s revolution

More than 80 people lost eyes at the hands of Egypt’s security forces; now eyepatches have become a sign of respect. Earlier this month hundreds of…

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Fighting with optimism

In the second of a two-part series on Egyptian women writers, Julie Tomlin discovers how activist Sahar Elmougy is faring in post-Mubarak‚Äôs Egypt, and the source…

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