1917: Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Third World Style.

In 1968, in Cairo, a new journal started. It was called Afro-Asian Writings and was designed to be a continuation of the Afro-Asian Writers conferences that had been held every few years since the first one in Tashkent in 1958. Its headquarters were at 104 Qasr al-Aini Street in Cairo (Nida Ghouse has written a…

Boycotting Elections: 1931-style

A new constitution was ratified in Egypt in 1930 that put most of the power in the hands of the King. It was Ismail Sidqi of the “People’s [al-Shaab] Party”, the palace ally, who most supported and benefited from this constitution. His rival Wafd and Liberal Constitutionalist parties, who had done rather well out of the parliamentary politics…