The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Baheyya on Ismail Sabri Abdallah

It's about two weeks old, but Baheyya has written a beautiful portrait of the recently deceased Marxist intellectual and public servant (in the best sense of the term) Ismail Sabri Abdullah.

I wish Baheyya would write more these days, but then again things are so much more depressing than they were last year. I can't blame her for hibernating.

Update: Al Ahram Weekly also has pieces on Abdullah here and here.