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Sonia Farid
Sonia Farid

Sonia Farid, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. She is a translator, editor, and political activist. Her social work focuses on political awareness and women’s rights and her writing interests include society, politics, and security in Egypt. She took part in a number of local and international conferences and published several academic papers. She can be reached at soniafarid@gmail.com

COLUMNISTS
Sonia Farid
Sonia Farid

Sonia Farid, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. She is a translator, editor, and political activist. Her social work focuses on political awareness and women’s rights and her writing interests include society, politics, and security in Egypt. She took part in a number of local and international conferences and published several academic papers. She can be reached at soniafarid@gmail.com

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018

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Egypt’s match-making app that toggles between tradition and modernity

Sunday, 22 April 2018

“The right way to look for your life partner” is the motto used by Harmonica, the first ...

Egypt’s Copts on ‘forbidden’ path to Jerusalem, despite vague pilgrimage ban

Saturday, 07 April 2018

The ban on pilgrimage to Jerusalem is associated to the late Pope Shenouda III who objected to the ...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

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Why are Egyptians bringing their own coffee to coffee shops?

Saturday, 17 March 2018

“Legal drugs” is what coffee is called in Egypt and that explains why the slightest drop ...

Will Egypt’s Mubarak-era National Democratic Party make a comeback?

Saturday, 10 March 2018

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How Copt football players face discrimination in Egypt’s national game

Monday, 26 February 2018

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ANALYSIS: Is there a place for women within Egypt’s judiciary?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Desalination, water treatment, and making up for lost Nile water

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

“Egypt is embarking on the biggest desalination and water treatment project in its ...

Egypt and Ethiopia between deadlock and breakthrough over Nile dam

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Upon his return from Cairo on January 19, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced ...

The rise and fall of Egyptian presidential hopeful Sami Anan

Saturday, 27 January 2018

In the early hours of Saturday January 20, former Egyptian Chief of Staff Major General Sami Anan ...

Is reopening of Egypt’s ‘unlicensed’ churches a step toward sectarian stability?

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Egyptian Ministry of Housing has issued a decree allowing Christians to perform their prayers in ...

Lifting the freeze on Mubarak’s assets in Switzerland: Why now?

Tuesday, 02 January 2018

The Swiss Federal Council lifted the freeze on the assets of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ...

EXPLAINER: The endless ‘war on niqab’ in Egyptian universities

Saturday, 23 December 2017

On December 11, the American University in Cairo AUC announced a ban on the niqab, the face veil, ...

How Egypt’s Al-Azhar aims to crack down on unauthorized ‘TV fatwas’

Sunday, 17 December 2017

In a press conference held at the Egyptian Supreme Council for Media Regulation, a list of the names ...

Understanding the (mis)calculations made by Egypt’s Ahmed Shafiq

Saturday, 09 December 2017

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An Egyptian interview with a Libyan terrorist: What went wrong?

Sunday, 03 December 2017

Abdel Rahim al-Mesmari, a Libyan national, is the only surviving militant among the group involved ...

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