Sarah El-Shaarawi is managing editor of the journal Arab Media & Society and a contributing editor at Africa Is a Country. She is a founding coordinator of the Arab Science Journalism Forum. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including Foreign Policy, Newsweek Middle East, The National, and Stranger’s Guide, among others. She is also the winner of the 2022 Dalton Camp essay prize. On Twitter: @SarahElShaarawi

Writing in the Cairo Review