Aslam Farouk-Alli

On life, literature and Palestine, a tribute to Abdelwahab Elmessiri

Abdelwahab Elmessiri passed away on Thursday, 3 July, in the Palestine Hospital in Cairo at the age of 70. There is a befittingly poetic resonance about the name of this hospital — the place of his final struggle — when one considers that Elmessiri had devoted almost his entire intellectual career to the defense of the Palestinian cause. Aslam Farouk-Alli remembers the life of the Egyptian writer and political thinker.