Mohga Hassib

Stories from Mohga Hassib

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Hisham Matar, exiled Libyan author, condemned the way dictatorships stifle the creative process and force writers to censor themselves at a lecture he held at AUC on February 28.

"Fantastic to be back in Cairo, albeit a more nervous and wary Cairo," Matar, who won multiple awards for his debut novel In the Country of Men, tweeted upon his arrival in Egypt. He was welcomed to AUC and introduced by President Lisa Anderson.

In his lecture titled "Men Who Tiptoe into their Marital Bedrooms: the Novelist and

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Is Egypt floating toward oblivion? That is a question we find ourselves raising, and we tend to respond to it with a simple nod or shrug, then utter "the revolution is not over." Some took the easy way of just feeling the country, while others are still clinging to a distant glimmer of hope that the army might not have absolute power after all.

The Egyptian society has been subdividing into different groups for the past 20 years. It was only when the oppression was partially lifted with the ousting of the former president that these divisions came to surface.

Sunday, November 27th, 2011
A former AUC student recently posted nude pictures of herself, her boyfriend, and four other photos under the notion of freedom of expression and the body.

For years women's voices have been unheard or worse silenced, their bodies have been condemned to patriarchal control and their minds ignorant of their own bodies.