From the Editors
Sipping juice in one of downtown Cairo's heirloom coffee houses, Khadiga Hennawi lights a cigarette with her hand bound in plaster, which is the only indication of what she has witnessed since the revolution. A steady stream of young adults approaches her table, alternatively encouraged or admonished by the lady they call “Mama” who flashes kind looks from her remaining good eye. She may only have three biological children—grown-up and working overseas with high-paid ...Keep Reading »
Patrick Galey is a journalist based in Cairo. He writes for The Telegraph and can be followed on Twitter at @patrickgaley.
"In Iran... very few post-revolutionary works of literature or cinema have even touched upon the 1979 revolution... in contrast to cultural policies around the Iran-Iraq war, where memory discourse shows a sophisticated awareness of the social power of commemorative narratives."click | email | tweet