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Abdelrahman is a candidate at the MFA in Creative Writing program, nonfiction genre, at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA.

During his MFA, he is working on a book project documenting his incarceration experience. 

 

Achievements and Writing Recognitions

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Public Narrative: Leaderships, Storytelling, and Action — Harvard Kennedy School
December 2021

Awarded a certificate of completion for Harvard Kennedy's Public Narrative program with a scholarship.

Centered around crafting compelling narratives, the programs works on how to implement storytelling to effectively mobilize people and initiate change through impactful stories of self, us, and now.

 
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Finalist for Margolis Award
December 2021

A finalist for Margolis award for nonfiction writers of social-justice journalism, 2021

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Logan Nonfiction Fellowship
June 2021

One of 24 nonfiction writers, journalists, and film makers at risk, picked from a wide pool of applicants across the globe.
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, ElGendy worked on a collection of essays documenting his experience as a political prisoner in Egypt.

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Lesser Amman Library Writing Residency
May 2020

One of four members selected from a pool of 127 candidates across the Arab world, for a four-week residency to continue researching, producing and developing new or existing creative writing projects, under the mentoring of curator Sarah Rifky.