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On Codes and Translation: Understanding Alaa Awad

Awad made work that he hoped people would think and argue about; and those clever enough to recognize his shapes as forms of dissent and resistance felt pleasure in being let in on his secret Continue reading

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Return to Tahrir: Two Years and Graffiti of the Martyrs

It was my first time to walk through Tahrir after three months away from Egypt, and I don’t quite know why I was so bewildered and shell-shocked. Perhaps it was the heaviness of the atmosphere in the square, the squalid … Continue reading

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