From the Editors
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Nightingale, do not fear your song Speak your complaint and tell of your ordeal The song will not kill you but Holding back song is what will kill you I wonder! Salah Jahin (1930-1986) Watching Egyptians protest today is a sight I never thought I’d witness. Having studied urban protest in Egypt and Syria in the late Middle Ages, like other Arabs of my generation I had been beguiled by our political quietness, our seemingly unending, ...Keep Reading »
Amina Elbendary is Assistant Professor of Arab and Islamic Civilization at the American University in Cairo. She obtained her PhD in 2007 from Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and is currently writing a book on Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria.
"There is no neutral ground to stand on, and any space for critical distance has narrowed. The stakes are enormous; differences of perspective now feed into matters of life and death... Nuance invites accusations of complicity. To evoke a perception is to be associated with it."click | email | tweet