Our blog is collaborative and community driven. We host multimedia articles on diverse topics related to the study, everyday lives, and movements of all Egypt’s migrants.

Guidelines for Scholar’s Corner

  1. Contributions are intended for an interdisciplinary and public audience; our readers range widely, and therefore, posts must be accessible.
  2. Writing style is an important aspect of the ability to communicate; aim for clear prose, brevity, and concision. The typical word count is 1,200 to 1,800 words.
  3. Multimedia posts are highly encouraged to engage our audience. Please include images and hyperlinks for our readers to pursue further information at their convenience.
  4. The writer must be aware of cultural and political sensitivities and shall not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, or culture.

Guidelines for Immigrants’ Stories

We want to hear your story about how you or your family migrated in, through and out of Egypt. Maybe you’re a recent immigrant or perhaps your story stretches back across generations.

  1. The short stories (2-3 paragraphs) may be accompanied by a childhood photograph of you, a special memory, or of an object central to your immigration experience.
  2. Each story should have a title, first name (pseudonyms are fine), city (optional), state/province, and country. You can remain as anonymous as you’d like. 
  3. We will accept stories in English, French, or Arabic.

Don’t feel like writing? Just find the voice recorder or camera app on your phone and tell us your story, as you would in a conversation.

Some questions to ponder include:

  • What motivated your migration?
  • What was your journey like?
  • What was life like for you in your place of birth? What is it like now?
  • What hopes, fears, and challenges have you faced?
  • What do you want us to know?

Copyright and Co-Publishing

  1. Contributors agree to give online publication rights for any submitted material. Copyright remains with the author.
  2. We reserve the right to edit any submitted materials for publication, and to hold, kill or push a post forward to a subsequent date if needed.
  3. We welcome co-publications with other outlets and encourage collaboration.