Arab Observer

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Arab Observer was an English-language weekly news magazine published from Cairo, Egypt.

History and profile[edit]

Arab Observer was published between the years of 1960 and 1966. At the time, it was one of the only English-language publications from the Middle East. Although not officially a state organ, it generally followed the political orthodoxy of the time.[citation needed]

Its most famous employee was Maya Angelou, who worked as an editor while she was in Cairo.[1][2] Mahmoud Amr is the former editor-in-chief of the magazine.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Maya Angelou (2 September 2010). The Heart of a Woman. Little Brown Book Group. p. 267. ISBN 978-0-7481-2236-3. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "A Celebration of Rising "Joy"!" (PDF). WFU. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008. Walter de Gruyter. 1 January 2007. p. 106. ISBN 978-3-11-093004-7. Retrieved 5 October 2014.