SW Daily

  • Hamdy El-Gazzar
    Farewell

    Thank you for two amazing years, Hamdy el-Gazzar, who is signing off from Sampsonia Way. Without fail, his column provided insight into politics in Egypt, pressing social issues, and contemporary Egyptian literature.

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  • Modern Family - Iran
    “Modern Family”: Iranian, Islamic

    “Now, what happens when writers and directors copy a show from a country that is called ‘the great Satan?’” Yaghoub Yadali highlights blatant similarities that exist between an Iranian series and a popular American one and uses this case study as a window into deep-seated issues in Iranian television.

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  • The Conspiracy
    The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno

    Described as “a rare voice from Venezuela” and “one of the great undiscovered literary experiences”, Israel Centeno’s newly translated book The Conspiracy is a perfect summer read. Enjoy an excerpt from this novel today.

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  • Etching of a scene from the Spanish Inquisition
    Faith is Dangerous

    “The history of past and present religions is full of crimes.” In his column today, Tarik Günersel presents a poem regarding faith based killing and he addresses the deteriorating situation in Turkey under the Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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