Nawara Belal is involved in various community projects in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, including the Rising Voices Exploring Taboos project. She also writes and is playing a prominent part in Cairo’s exploding post-revolution cultural scene.
Nawara and I first started talking about this interview back in January, but events in Egypt took over and we had to postpone it for a while. A lot has changed since then. Here’s Nawara’s take on blogging, feminism, Egyptian literature and how life has changed in the past few weeks.
Whereabouts in Egypt do you live? Could you tell us a little bit about it?
I live in Cairo, the capitol. Cairo is the heart of Egypt, that’s where you will find most of the cultural events, protests, parliament and center of the rule and economics and the dream of every Egyptian.