Posts Tagged ‘Shaymaa El Gammal’

Egypt: Bloggers call for a fun-filled harassment-free Eid

As Eid Al Fitr approaches, women in Egypt are bracing themselves for even more sexual harassment than what has already become a disturbing norm. Bloggers and online activists are also joining forces to fight the phenomenon, calling for a fun-filled... (Continue reading)

Egyptian Women and a Fresh Outlook on Divorce

Divorce has always been a stigma in the Egyptian society. Today, the winds of change are blowing this away. In this post, Marwa Rakha follows conversations on Egyptian blogs which show what is being done to right a wrong situation.... (Continue reading)

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Egypt’s First Adult Graphic Novel on Trial

In April 2008, freedom of speech and creativity in Egypt was hit in its core with the confiscation of Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel - Metro.... (Continue reading)

Is Egypt on the verge of a cultural revolution?

Between Bahaa Taher's first Arabic Language Booker Prize, bloggers' books, Youssef Zidan's Azazeel's Booker prize, writing competitions on Facebook, the Sawiris Foundation Competitions, and new creative initiatives to nurture new blood, Egypt's literary scene has been revived over the past... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Arab Youth on a Presidential Mission

Egypt's first online radio - Radio Horytna - invites youth to apply for the position of President for any Arab country of their choice.... (Continue reading)

Egypt’s Leading Women

Egyptian women, like many other women, have great potential once they unleash their power. Eva habil, Passant Refaat, and Radwa Saad El Din are three women who took the lead in three different fields. Marwa Rakha has more in this... (Continue reading)

Shaymaa El Gammal on The Poison Tree

Shaymaa El Gammal on The Poison Tree

This book was written by the famous writer and blogger Marwa Rakha It is the best Egyptian book about the man-woman relationship, rebelling on a traditional male dominated culture. It will make you laugh at some situations and cry at... (Continue reading)