Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

When a group of Islamist lawyers filed a suit this summer to divorce a Cairo professor from his wife, against the couple’s wishes and without their knowledge, on the grounds that he was an apostate, the story got attention even in the Western media. But little attention was given to the intellectual work of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, associate professor in the Arabic Language and Literature Department at Cairo University, which prompted this incredible move.

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How to cite this article:

Elliott Colla "“Silencing Is at the Heart of My Case”," Middle East Report 185 (November/December 1993).
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