Arab Observer

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The Arab Observer[1] was an English-language weekly news magazine published in Cairo, Egypt between 1960 and 1966.

History and profile[edit]

The Arab Observer was founded by Zain Nagati in 1960. 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.[2]

Its most famous employee was Maya Angelou, who worked as an editor while she was in Cairo.[3] Mahmoud Amr is the former editor-in-chief of the magazine.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arabobserver : The Latest News from the UK and Around the world". arabobserver. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "A Celebration of Rising "Joy"!" (PDF). WFU. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ 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.