3 minutes read April 15, 2015 The Nile Project wants to unite a region and overcome ‘World Music’ cliches The Nile Project sounds like a natural unit—timbres balanced and songs carefully arranged—you can easily forget what a strange union this is, that is until you watch them tune. That’s….. Read More 4 minutes read February 12, 2015 What Egypt’s latest football tragedy says about social divisions in the country On Sunday while I sat sipping tea at a French chain café somewhere on the outskirts of Cairo, dozens of football fans were killed at a stadium less than a….. Read More 5 minutes read December 6, 2014 Hey Ridley Scott, ‘Mohamed so-and-so’ wants his job back The controversy surrounding Ridley Scott’s casting in “Exodus: Gods and Kings” (it opens on December 12th) has reached a pinnacle of absurdity. As if the discussion had not become ridiculous….. Read More 7 minutes read December 4, 2014 The University as a Place to Think? I was recently asked to be on a panel with the theme of the role of the university, social justice and global change. When the invite came I was in….. Read More 5 minutes read September 26, 2014 Egypt has a sexual harassment problem. Two young women decided to make a film about it Both domestically and abroad, the issue of sexual harassment has been called a sickness in Egyptian society. Abroad what had previously been framed mostly as an annoyance for female tourists….. Read More 4 minutes read June 10, 2014 Review: The Square by Jehane Noujaim The 16th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival opened on Wednesday with The Square, Jehane Noujaim’s documentary about the Egyptian Revolution. The film (available in the US on Netflix) holds….. Read More 4 minutes read March 20, 2014 What if you witness a revolution but things get worse? Last week “Arij – Scent of Revolution” had its Egyptian premiere during the Goethe Film Week in Cairo. After an understated introduction, director Viola Shafik slipped to the back of….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.