Meet Israa El-Naggar, the Visual Artist Behind Cairo Mockingbird

Women of Egypt Mag

Thursday July 2, 2018                             By: Dina Al Mahdy

38254856_10160521222820237_977933713650221056_nInspired by Berlin ArtParasites—a German social media art platform dedicated to publishing English quotes and excerpts from great literary chef d’oeuvres— visual artist Israa El-Naggar and her colleague Mohamed Gamal, author, and founder of Kotobna, a self-publishing platform, launched Cairo Mockingbird, in November 2015, to promote art, reading, and writing. The only difference between the two is that most of the works shared on Cairo Mockingbirdare by Arab writers and artists.

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Cairo Mockingbird, a name chosen to appeal to the Arab world, is named after a bird best known for its habit of mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians—the very same objective of Cairo Mockingbird that sings an Arabic tune and lets us in on some mind-blowing Arab…

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