Not my Egypt – Interview with pen/opp

Ahmed Naji is trying to understand the zeitgeist. In the 36 years of his life he has witnessed dictatorship, revolution, counter-revolution, military coup, jail and exile.

Ahmed Naji’s story is unique. He is the first author jailed for a work of literary fiction in Egypt’s modern history. What is more, he was not jailed for the political views one might glean from Using Life, but for “obscene” and “immoral” language, as well as depictions of drugs and sex.

Read journalist Edgar Mannheimer’s exclusive interview with Ahmed Naji in this week’s ” Writers in Exile”.

Read the whole interview here: https://penopp.org/articles/not-my-egypt

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