Last days in my Grandmother’s House, March 2018.

Photo credit: Wafaa Samir

March 31, 2022

Yasmine El Rashidi

Laughter in The Dark: Egypt after Revolution
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public

Taking cyclical histories as its narrative interest and organizing form, this lecture weaves personal experience, reportage, archival research, and oral history to tell a partial story of Egypt across several generations and decades.

From Egypt’s defeat in the war of 1967, to a father’s disappearance, the death of a president, censored narratives, the sale of a beloved family home, and the disappointments of revolution, Yasmine El Rashidi weaves disparate threads of her work together to give an alternate political and cultural reading of Egypt.

Read more about Yasmine.


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