Political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s collection of writings are a powerful and evocative reminder that democracy in Egypt remains a bleak prospect.
Pharaonism, a mode of national identification linking people living in Egypt today with ancient pharaohs. It emerged partly as an alternative to colonial British efforts to racialize Egyptians as people of color.
On this week's AIAC Podcast: A decade after the Arab Spring, Egypt faces troubled times. Could we see another uprising?
Basma Abdel Aziz navigates the blurred boundary between dystopian fiction and reality in Egypt, in her new novel, "Here is a Body."
Why did North Africans and Middle Easterners almost overnight go from being comrades-in-struggle to racial intruders in Africa and in African American cities?
The 10th anniversary of the tragedy at Port Said passed without much notice in Egypt. Have Egyptians forgotten, or are they just trying to move on?
Thoughts on the conclusion of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
Egyptian women's struggle today stands on the shoulders of many historical role models. One of them is Huda Shaarawi.
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.