The oeuvre of Egyptian novelist Sonallah Ibrahim chronicles his country’s political dramas from the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser. At 79, he is lifelong agitator, “a symbol of the independent intellectual,” as a major Egyptian paper put it.

In the Spring 2017 issue of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Ibrahim speaks to Fellow Jonathan Guyer about the “beautiful generation” of the Tahrir Square revolution and how the military saved Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood. Read the extended Q&A online.

You can also see how it will appear in print, here.

Guyer will be returning from his two year fellowship soon and appearing in DC on June 2nd, click here for tickets.