Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tahrir Traditions

On the 1st anniversary of January 25, the day that the uprising against Mubarak was launched, I posted a piece on Sayyid Darwish and the Egyptian revolution(s), at the Merip blog. See it here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Robin Wright on Arab/Islamic Hip-Hop

Merip has a brand new blog, launched today. I intend to contribute posts on a regular basis--but I will not be abandoning hawgblawg by any means. My first was a meditation on how Robin Wright celebrates Arab/Islamic hip-hop in her book, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World. Read it here.

And please check out the blog regularly. As of today, there are also posts by Chris Toensing and Laleh Khalili. Content will continue to flow.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Elliott Colla on "The Poetry of Revolt" in the New Egypt

This was broadcast back on February 15, 2011, just 4 days after the toppling of Mubarak. Although so much has happened since then, this is still a very valuable document, since it is based on a deep historical knowledge of the literature and social movements that fed into the Egyptian revolt. Please listen.