Graphic novel on trial

Today Magdy Al Shafee and his publisher are going to court to face charges of "indecency" against the graphic novel "Metro" (which I reviewed last summer). 

Here's a statement by Words without Borders (which published translated portions of the graphic novel) and the author. There's also a Facebook group you can join to follow the case/show support.

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.