December 2015 Readers' Book Club

You Think, Therefore you are an Infidel

Salwa Lubani You think, therefore you are an infidel
Second Edition 2013 Madarek Publishing

The book discusses the problems faced by Egyptian and Arab intellectuals in current times. Censorship is the main theme represented in the work and such restriction is perceived as a major factor in discouraging creativity and freedom of expression in light of the growing presence of religious institutions, extremism and intellectual terrorism.
 Instead of serving as a declaration of support for intellectuals, however, this edition of the book has triggered extremists' wrath, leaving intellectuals crushed under its weight.

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Further reading

in Arabic
Salwa Lubani author's bio

Interviews with Salwa Al-Lubani a selection of Youtube videos
You think, therefore you are an infidel preface to second edition
You think, therefore you are an infidel Anwar Mohamed
You think, therefore you are an infidel Salwa Lubani

A selection of writings by Salwa Lubani
Book reviews
Essam Youssef’s Quarter Gram 30 January 2008
Khaled Alkahmisi’s Taxi 26 January 2007
Yacoubian Building and Girls of Riyad 9 April 2006

Naguib Mahfouz 2 September 2006

With Gamil Ateya Ibrahim 27 September 2006
With Amani Amin November 2005
With Mohamed Tawfik September 2005