Yasmine El Rashidi

is a writer based in Cairo. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the author of The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution (New York Review of Books).


Where the Mubarak regime was once the target of political graffiti in Cairo, now it is the interim council. But when there’s little to distinguish graffiti from burning flags, Yasmine El Rashidi is in two minds about its artistic value.