Women and Memory: “I’m the Story”

Jane Gabriel meets the actors and writers of the Cairo-based Women and Memory forum.

Jane Gabriel
3 July 2008

The Women and Memory Forum based in Cairo aims to re-read Arab tradition and cultural history in order to promote a society based on justice and equal opportunities for men and women. One of the ways the forum works is through public story telling performances. Jane Gabriel has been in Cairo to meet the writers and actors.

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I'm the Story was performed in the Wekkalat el-Goury Theatre, Cairo in June 2008.

The extracts heard in this podcast were performed by Hadia Hasb-Allah, Mona Ibrahim and Mounira Soliman.

Hadia Hasb-Allah

Mona Ibrahim

Zainab Magdy. Click here to read Zainab's blog post on her experiences of writing with Women and Memory "Postive Anger"

The writers were:
Zainab Magdy - ‘Jack in the Box'
Yasmine Adel - ‘Don't You Have Any Shame'
Hadia Hasb-Allah - ‘Oh...Facilitator'

Caroline Khalil directed the performance

All images by Tessa Lewin

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