Blogging from Egypt

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity.

This resulted in the emergence of a new literary genre: the autofictional blog. Such blogs are explored here as forms of digital literature, combining literary analysis and interviews with the authors. The blogs analysed give readers a glimpse into the daily lives, feelings and aspirations of the Egyptian youth who have pushed the country towards a cultural and political revolution. The narratives are also indicative of significant aesthetic and political developments taking place in Arabic literature and culture.

 

Key Features

  • A pioneering study of Arabic digital literature
  • Investigates blogs as the latest form of autobiographical writing in Arabic literature
  • Sets out an innovative methodology for studying literary texts distributed on social media, opening new avenues for research
  • Based on the study of forty blogs written from Egypt, six of which are analysed as detailed case studies
Published Mar. 25, 2019 10:13 AM - Last modified Mar. 28, 2019 2:18 PM