Author Archives: Waleed Almusharaf

About Waleed Almusharaf

Waleed Almusharaf is a PhD student at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He used to write and translate, among other things, for money. The former became difficult because he finds it unpleasant to write fast enough, so now he just writes whatever he feels like, too late, and translates when he gets a chance.

Three things to consider before mourning for Sheikh Emad Effat

A memoir reflecting on the murder of Sheikh Emad Effat a year into the Egyptian revolution.

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Justice makes for a clear blue sky

“Gratitude. And a prayer for the martyrs.” – Facebook status, February 11th 2011 A prayer for the martyrs is also to remember: The problem was not the events, but what happened. There are things about what happened which cannot be … Continue reading

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‘Welcome to the lions of Almaza’: Neighborhood patrols defend a Cairo in flux

Before British Airways flight 155 landed at 3:05 in the afternoon at Cairo international Airport I had thought the problem was that the road to Tahrir was too long. It was a long way from that small flat with the … Continue reading

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