First Egyptian Graphic Novel Confiscated
The Metro we missedThe first Egyptian graphic novel, The Metro, was confiscated by the authorities last week a few months after its publication, writes Rania Khallaf
Click to view caption Nasser’s metro station as depicted by the novel, with the slogan ‘Sufficiency and Justice’ promoting it
Magdy El-Shafie, author and cartoonist of The Metro, widely regarded as the first Egyptian graphic novel, last week received a summons to appear before the state prosecution service following the confiscation of his novel from the publisher, Malameh. Mohammed El-Sharqawy, head of Malameh, also received a summons, this time following 15 days spent in prison as a result of his participation in the 6 April strikes.