Speak, O Egyptians
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The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
This is an open mic night—the ninth of its kind—in Minya, a city on the Nile some two hundred kilometers south of Cairo. The performances range from the comic and the poignant to the explicitly political, but all have the same purpose in mind: to reclaim Egypt’s public space after the fall of the dictator. “When someone decides to speak their mind in public, even to tell a joke,” explains organizer Shady Khalil as he watches from the sidelines, “that’s political participation.
(2012). Speak, O Egyptians. The Cairo Review of Global Affairs,
"Speak, O Egyptians." The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, no. 6, 2012,