Portraits

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Radwan Adam
Radicalized in the days of the British occupation, life-long Marxist Abdel Ghaffar Shokr got his second wind after the January 25 revolution and has...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Afif Diab
Despite exile, assassination attempts, the collapse of the soviet bloc, and the advancement of age, the faith of one man from Zahle in communism...
Monday, December 5, 2011
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Housam al-Sarai
Renowned Iraqi oud player Naseer Shamma has made a home for himself in Cairo after escaping Saddam’s rule, but he does not want to return until US...
Friday, December 2, 2011
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Radwan Adam
Renowned painter, sculpture, cartoonist, and novelist, George Bahgoury looks back on a life of exile and accomplishment in light of the Egyptian...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Austin Gerassimos Mackell
Hailed as a hero by Tahrir protesters, Egyptian Major Tamer Badr spoke to Al-Akhbar about his decision to fight the military council by laying down...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Afif Diab
After a lifetime as a tailor, Ali Masri still has passion for his trade. A sign that hangs in tailor Ali Masri’s small shop in Taalabaya reads: “...
Sunday, November 27, 2011
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Mohammad Khawly
Perhaps a rare title to hold, “The Christ of Tahrir,” was one of the titles given to Mona Mena. Mona is a doctor, a revolutionary activist and an...
Friday, November 25, 2011
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Said Khatibi
Critically acclaimed Algerian director Merzak Allouache tasted success early in his career, but when he tried confronting controversial subjects in...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Sayyid Mahmoud
The sketches and personal possessions of pioneer Egyptian artist Hussein Bikar (1912-2002) have been saved by pure luck. The late artist’s valuable...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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