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Basma Abdel Aziz

A portrait of Egyptian author Basma Abdel Aziz.
Contributor

Basma Abdel Aziz

Basma Abdel Aziz is a psychiatrist, writer, and sculptor. A long-standing vocal critic of government oppression in Egypt, she is the author of several works of nonfiction. In 2016 she was named one of Foreign Policy‘s Global Thinkers for her debut novel, The Queue, which was also named to the longlist for the 2017 Best Translated Book Award. She lives in Cairo.

Articles by Basma Abdel Aziz

Reflections on the President’s Discourse
By Basma Abdel Aziz
This demonstrates how overwhelmingly crude his rhetoric is.
Translated from Egyptian Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
The Queue
By Basma Abdel Aziz
He would need a special permit if he intended to extract the bullet.
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
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