Egypt + 100
Stories from a Century after Tahrir
Book type: Anthology
Published: 25 Jan 2024
Egypt + 100 poses a question to ten contemporary Egyptian authors: what might your country look like in the year 2111 – exactly a century after the (ultimately unsuccessful) Tahrir Square revolution? Might Egypt still be in the grips of pseudo-democratic authoritarians: a police state, riddled with corruption, the inertia of bureaucracy, and ever-widening economic disparities? Or might other historical forces come into play, stemming the recent slide into totalitarianism, and realising some of the lost aspirations of the long-cancelled ‘Arab Spring’.
From gladiatorial entertainments, to anti-procreation resistance movements, climate and refugee crises, these stories explore different sides of the present predicament through the metaphor of futurism to dazzling effect.
Translated by: Majd Abu Shawish, Robin Moger, Andrew Leber, Elisabeth Jaquette, Mohammed Ghalaieny, Raphael Cohen, Raph Cormack, Paul Starkey, Mayada Ibrahim, Basma Ghalayini. Maisa Almanasreh, and Rana Asfour.See Egypt +100 at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival event HERE