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Press and Interviews


Photo Credit: Alexis Jabour for City of Asylum


A highlight of ElGendy's speaking engagement as part of the Forum on Revolution series at the University of Pennsylvania

Egyptian writer Abdelrahman ElGendy speaks at Penn about political activism and imprisonment—The Daily Pennsylvanian (English)


A profile exploring ElGendy's political incarceration journey, and post-release work.

Saturday Profile—The New York Times (English)


Daily Africa Podcast—BBC (English)

An interview with BBC News on the Daily Africa podcast exploring the six-year political prison experience.


Ramadan Bila Saggan—Hafiz AlMirazi (Arabic)

An interview on Ramadan Bila Saggan show with Egyptian journalist, Hafiz AlMirazi, about ElGendy's political prison experience, earning a mechanical engineering degree in prison, and writing.


Frontline of Freedom—Evan Mawarire (English)

An interview on Frontlines of Freedom with Zimbabwean human rights activist, Evan Mawarire, about ElGendy's political prison experience and current writing projects.


#FreeThemAll Campaign—The Freedom Initiative (English)

An interview with the Freedom Initiative as part of the #FreeThemAll campaign aiming to free Egyptian political prisoners. 


An interview with Solafa Magdy on Podcast 11 exploring the experience of diaspora activism and exile.

Podcast 11—Solafa Magdy (Arabic)


EL PAÍS newspaper — Marc Español (Spanish)

An interview with the Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS, on ElGendy's series, Anatomy of an Incarceration, and prison writing.


An interview with Stephen Silverwood of Refugee Radio, UK, exploring the six-year prison experience. 

Refugee Radio — Stephen Silverwood (English)


An interview with Heba Afifi on Bi H'ob  podcast, exploring the friendships that blossom behind bars, with an account of the friendship between ElGendy and his still-incarcerated best friend Ayman Moussa.

Bi H'ob — Heba Afifi (Arabic)


An interview with Marlyn Tadros on her podcast, Cairo in Exile, exploring the six-year prison experience.

Cairo in Exile Podcast — Marlyn Tadros (English)

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