About Us

Maurice Chammah is a writer and musician who studied the history of the Egyptian press while a Fulbright fellow, 2011-12 and wrote a blog, Adrift on the Nile. More about him at www.mauricechammah.com

Emily Smith Chammah is a fiction writer who sells spices on the side and writes the food blog The Arab Street. While in Egypt, she worked as a personal chef, a media monitor for an “intelligence firm”, a nursery-school teacher, and a tutor for a chubby 3rd grader who loves John Cena.