Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, the Egyptians cooked a revolution, and the chapters continue to unfold.
Sahar Elmougy, an Egyptian author who writes from a feminist perspective, will offer insights into the ongoing turmoil in her native country in “Resurgence of the Feminine: Transformation of Egyptian Psyche,” as this year’s J. Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor.
Elmougy will deliver the Soffa Lecture on Thursday, October 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.
The J. Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor Fund supports regular lectures on contemporary issues of global significance. Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa (BA ’46 in L&S) established this fund to bring renowned women from around the globe to lecture. Speakers have included well-known leaders in the struggle for human rights and understanding.
Sahar Elmougy is a lecturer of English at Cairo University and a presenter with a weekly cultural program on the English Local Service of Radio Cairo that focuses on writing. She also works as a gender and creative writing trainer, translator and columnist in the Elmasry Elyoum daily.