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Yasmine El Rashidi: Why Are the Churches Burning? »

In a busy downtown Cairo street, armed men exchanged gunfire, threw rocks and Molotov cocktails, and freely wielded knives in broad daylight. In the new Egypt, incidents like this are becoming commonplace.

The New York Review of Books || May 17, 2011

Yasmine El Rashidi: Egypt’s First Vote »

To judge by the streets of Cairo on the morning of March 19, it seemed that a good chunk of my city’s 19 million residents were taking part in the constitutional referendum.

The New York Review of Books || March 24, 2011

Negar Azimi: Mujahidude »

As the Egyptian equivalent of Dr. Phil, Oprah, and Rick Warren all rolled together, Amr Khaled is an army of one dreaming of the Islamic Renaissance to come, a pious poster boy, hero, and self-help coach to millions.

Bidoun || #23

Yasmine El Rashidi: ‘This Is Who Egyptians Are’ »

On Thursday evening, sixteen days after thousands of Egyptians converged on Cairo’s central square to bring an end to a thirty-year-old dictatorship, it seemed that the moment we had been waiting for had finally come.

New York Review of Books Blog || February 11, 2011