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Episode 113: Yasmine El Rashidi on Egypt’s Fortunes

July 21st, 2023  •  25 mins 1 sec  •  Download (22.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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If political activism has died down in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, there is energy bubbling beneath the surface, says Yasmine El Rashidi in Laughter in the Dark: Egypt to the Tune of Change. The country experiencing its harshest repression in decades is at the same time inhabited by a majority of young people, who, through a new form of hip-hop, express a newfound taste for openness and freedom. El Rashidi joins host Richard Aldous to discuss the hope and the darkness in Egypt today.