Saadawi runs for prez

After Saad Eddin Ibrahim, it's firebrand feminist Nawal Saadawi's turn to run for president of Egypt. She has no chance of course, even if the elections were free, but the thought is nice.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,