Egypt's songs of revolution have given way to a literature of despair
Two years after the stormy demonstrations at Tahrir Square, President Mohammed Morsi's failure to offer hope has given rise to a genre devoted to Egypt's grim future.
"Raise your head O Egyptian / The silent man isn't obedient, but rather patient/ In his patience he lengthens the criminal hangman's rope," wrote the late Egyptian poet Helmi Salem in a volume of poetry published during the Egyptian revolution. Those were the days when Egypt's poets went all out to write emotional lines in response to the citizens flooding Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of President...
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