Sarah Essam

EGYPT’S FIRST FEMALE PLAYER IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

THE WALK OF CAIRO

SHAMEL ABOUL FADL REVAMPS WEST CAIRO

A Taste of Tuscany

At the Cairo Marriott

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Kinda Alloush Glows in Her New Role As Mother

After portraying so many diverse female characters in cinema and on television, with the birth of her beautiful baby girl, acclaimed Syrian actress, Kinda Alloush has recently embarked on her most important role to date. Needless to say, we knew that as a new mother she would be very busy taking care of her newborn child and it would be difficult to pin her down for our March cover...

WOMEN CHANGING EGYPTIAN CINEMA

Known as the Hollywood of the Middle East, Cairo is the center of Arab cinema. It was not till the last decade, however, that the industry has seen the rise of so many women filmmakers who have made their mark producing critically acclaimed works. eniGma’s Farida El Sayed sat with four rising Egyptian women filmmakers to discuss each of their journeys in what is still a field mostly dominated...

The Mums Behind The Stars

"My mum means everything to me; she helped, and is still helping me, raise my kids. She’s taught me to be strong and kind, no matter what. She has always been kind, positive and strong. This Mother’s Day, I want to tell her that she’s my angel and I wish that she lives forever." -Nelly Karim  "I would describe my relationship with my mother as a friendship that has a...

JOY & CONFIDENCE BY ARTIST ESRAA ZIDAN

Barely 16 months after the launch of her series of playful paintings, which feature plump, happy women frolicking on her canvases, artist Esraa Zidan has a growing loyal fan base among art lovers. Her paintings clearly touched a chord with young people, especially women who appreciate the self-confidence and joyful freedom of the women depicted. eniGma’s Nayera Yasser sat down with the young artist to talk about her unlikely...

Sarah Essam

EGYPT’S FIRST FEMALE PLAYER IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

Football is a matter of national pride as well as controversy in Egypt.  Cairo’s normally congested streets tend to clear whenever the national team is playing an important match. While Egypt has a women’s football team, it hasn’t garnered national interest. Which is why the talented Sarah Essam looked beyond Egypt’s borders to pursue her passion for football, and today, she has a promising career at the UK club,...