Headlands Center for the Arts

Yasmine El Rashidi

Egypt | writing
Artist in Residence Program 2015

While at Headlands

I hope to use my time at the Headlands to work primarily on a novel. This moment marks a turning point for me in my work as a writer, away from a more outwardly focus on nonfiction towards the gray area where fact ends and fiction begins. The novel will follow from my first just-completed book (a truthful but not factual work that explores the silence of a generation), to examine (through a story set in Alexandria) the fraught space of “making” in a country where art and politics are intertwined.

Selected Texts

Proposal for a Memory of the Present for a Moment in the Future, 2012. (131.51K)

Letter to a Bureaucrat, 2013. (73.85K)

Notes on a Dissident, or Founder of the Polish Revolution, 2014. (61.58K)

Egypt: The Hidden Truth, 2012. (231.82K)

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