Cairo’s new creativity

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.


March 7, 2011 1 comment

Another Cairo

Another Cairo by Habeeba

Egypt Ramblings is written by Erin, a ‘Kentucky gal’ who lives in Cairo with her Egyptian husband and child. She’s been in Cairo for eight years and it’s clear she knows and loves Egypt.


November 23, 2010 Comments disabled

Training the Egyptian bloggers of the future

In 1992, a powerful earthquake hit the city of Cairo, in which 370 lost their lives, many more left injured, and even more were left displaced. Out of that tragedy, thousands of residents picked up and started over, settling in an area which is now the neighborhood of Masaken Alzelzal – Alhadba Alwosta (which can roughly be translated to Earthquake Neighborhood), located near the prominent Mokattam mountain. Now, it is a bustling suburb of the Egyptian capital with a growing population.”


November 16, 2010 Comments disabled

The restless mind of an Egyptian student

Sara describes herself as ‘An Egyptian, extremely diversified, super procrastinator chocolate junkie with a memory span of a goldfish…’ Have a peek at life in Egypt through her Friday love list, a weekly list of things she loves.

You can find her at Ramblings of a Restless Mind, where she writes about a lot of things, including Arabic rap music, university graduation and the inescapable exams. Exams are the same for students everywhere, aren’t they?

June 4, 2009 4 comments