PEN Atlas: Basma Abdel Aziz five years on from the Egyptian revolution

Five years on from the historic events of Tahrir Square, writer and psychiatrist Basma Abdel Aziz reflects on the many names of the Egyptian revolution, and her hopes for the future.

Read ‘January 25th: from a revolution, to a conspiracy, to a forbidden call’.


Translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette.

Find out more about The Book of Gaza and other great books in translation on the World Bookshelf.

Life From Elsewhere: Journeys through World Literature, a collaboration between English PEN and Pushkin Press celebrating 10 years of the Writers in Translation programme, is available now.

English PEN is increasingly concerned by reports that Egyptian poet Omar Hazek has been prevented from leaving the country. Read a statement from PEN International.

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