Basma
Abdel Aziz

"Fiction gave me a very wide space to say what I wanted to say about totalitarian authority."

​Cairo-based author, psychiatrist, artist and ‘rebel’ Basma Abdel Aziz (Egypt) is a columnist and the author of various nonfiction books. She was acclaimed as one of Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers with the appearance of her first novel, The Queue, in which she paints a realistic picture of life after the Arab Spring in an unspecified city in the Middle East.


Saturday, 15.00: Basma Abdel Aziz & Daniel José Older: Rebellion and criticism in science fiction

Sunday, 15.15: Basma Abdel Aziz, Charl Landvreugd: Protests in science fiction