Category: Creative and Critical Writings
This project revolves around a book about writing and reading inside Egyptian prisons and their respective libraries. Ahmed Naji relies on his personal experience, as he spent one year in jail due to the scandal caused by his novel “Using Life”. Naji seeks to analyze the ambiguous relation between law, literature and morals, through looking at previous literature trials and the legal papers of his own case. He also analyzes the various aspects of the reading and writing processes inside prisons.