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The Story
The Story was produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC and was heard on over 100 stations.Visit The Story web site to listen to this program and for more details, archives, show highlights and more podcasts. UPDATE 1.13.2020: The Story web site has been decommissioned and is in the process of being archived. It may return at a later date.

Nefertiti In A Gas Mask: Street Art In Egypt

Photo: Grafitti in Cairo
Courtesy Soraya Morayef
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Egypt’s walls are filled with stenciled images and art. The graffiti there is haunting and powerful. So much so that Egyptian journalist Soraya Morayef has been photographing the walls and charting the role of graffiti in the political discourse. Morayef has a blog called “Suzee in the City.” Her blog documents her exploration of the graffiti in Cairo - both the art and the artists.

Hear the full conversation at The Story's website. Also in this show: Doria El Kerdany, a professor, has been in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during protests there; Nader Haj Kadour, the artist who was commissioned to paint the portraits of Syria’s ruling family, is watching as a lifetime of work is being destroyed; and a poem about the first day of the Ramadan fast.

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