Belonging to Oneself

Belonging to Oneself

In the midst of a crackdown on gay men in Egypt, we discuss Mohammed Abdel Nabi’s novel about being...

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In the midst of a crackdown on gay men in Egypt, we discuss Mohammed Abdel Nabi’s novel about being gay in Cairo, In The Spider’s Room. Also: a portrait of a love-hate relationship with a Cairo neighborhood, an award for Arabic Young Adult and children’s literature, a Saudi novelist under attack online, and a Palestinian poet whose trial hinges on translation. 

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Books mentioned in this podcast

The Apartment in Bab El-Louk $14.95 By Donia Maher Using Life $16.34 By Ahmed Naji Metro: A Story of Cairo $4.54 By Magdy El Shafee Children of the Alley: A Novel $13.66 By Naguib Mahfouz The Yacoubian Building: A Novel $8.11 By Alaa Al Aswany  

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