COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated inequality and insecurity in North Africa's food systems. But the roots of the current crisis can be found in the legacy of colonialism and new forms of imperialism.
One year, ten years, one hundred years on, the path for Egypt’s women has not been linear.
The increasing visibility of Qur’anic healing in Cairo intersects with psychiatry’s growing foothold in public awareness, creating fertile ground for debates about affliction, care, and expertise.
El Sadaawi died on March 21, 2021. Her complex and evolving positions mean there is more than one version of her to commemorate.
How useful is Antonio Gramsci’s concept of hegemony in making sense of 20th century Egyptian politics?
The history of Africa involves navigating utopian visions and brutal realities as the recent work of Egyptian filmmaker Tamer el-Said's and before that, Ayi Kwei Armah show.
How managing COVID-19 and other crises necessitates Africa’s structural transformation, and what we can learn from the early post-independence development projects.
The author of a book on football and revolution in Egypt gives us a list of must reads on football in the Middle East and North Africa.
More and more footballers, many from Africa, are openly displaying their religious beliefs on the fields of Europe's top leagues.
Football and neoliberal repression go together in Egypt.
How the African Cup of Nations shows up Arab-African identity and cultural politics on the continent.
A commentary on how Egyptian society treats the abandoned, disabled, or those suffering from ailments and thus deemed a risk.
Malcolm X is a powerful optic through which to understand America's post-war ascendance and expansion into the Middle East.
The Egyptian Marxist Samir Amin's contributions to historical social science—and revolutionary theory—span an almost mind-boggling breadth.
Reflections on World Cup fever from Cairo and my Canadian immigrant father's Egyptian football nationalism.
Sergio Ramos' injury to Mohamed Salah in the 2018 UEFA Champion's League final set him up for a world of insults from Egyptian football fans.
The Nile Hotel Incident chronicles a brutal murder and cover-up, framed against the backdrop of the outbreak of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
There seems to be no limit to Europe’s and USA’s willingness to accept and even support
The rise and fall of television satire reflects the tragedy and disillusionment of the post-Morsi era.