DiscoverBULAQ | بولاقThe Elephant Is The Room
The Elephant Is The Room

The Elephant Is The Room

Update: 2020-01-291
Share

Description

We recorded this episode in Cairo with author, translator, and Mada Masr culture editor Yasmine Zohdi. We talked about making art in difficult and precarious times; how to acknowledge the political context; censorship and self-censorship. 


What we talk about when we talk about trees,” by Yasmine Zohdi, ran in Mada Masr in December of last year.


We also spoke about the shrinking of cultural spaces in Cairo.


Zohdi also translates, including her husband Muhammad al-Hajj’s beautiful Nobody Mourns the City’s Cats.


MLQ was in Cairo for the ARCE symposium on popular culture. Essays from and inspired by the symposium will be appearing at The Maydan.


An excerpt of the Egyptian novel Prizes for Heroes was translated as part of Mada Masr’s translation series.


The Egyptian film Yomeddine (“Judgement Day”) was part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Comments 
In Channel
Ten out of Ten

Ten out of Ten

2020-09-1157:26

Talking Shit

Talking Shit

2020-07-2952:45

Murder, They Wrote

Murder, They Wrote

2020-07-1659:55

Tazmamart

Tazmamart

2020-06-1856:56

Kitchen Talk

Kitchen Talk

2020-06-0401:00:44

Locked-In Lit

Locked-In Lit

2020-05-2153:39

Cold Trail

Cold Trail

2020-05-0749:16

Tight Spaces

Tight Spaces

2020-04-2256:46

Sentence to Hope

Sentence to Hope

2020-04-0901:00:41

A Woman Shaped by Fear

A Woman Shaped by Fear

2020-03-2650:53

The Shape of Cairo

The Shape of Cairo

2020-03-1101:07:00

Bulaq: trailer

Bulaq: trailer

2020-02-2701:00

Little Magazines

Little Magazines

2020-02-2754:40

The Not So Simple Past

The Not So Simple Past

2020-02-1156:06

The Elephant Is The Room

The Elephant Is The Room

2020-01-2901:02:25

loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

The Elephant Is The Room

The Elephant Is The Room

Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey