Basma Abdel Aziz

Basma Abdel Aziz

Basma Abdel Aziz is an Egyptian journalist and psychiatrist who treats torture victims at Cairo’s Nadeem Center, continuing her work even after the center was raided and closed by Egyptian authorities in February 2016. She has long been a vocal critic of government oppression in Egypt, has published several works of nonfiction, (including Beyond Torture and The Temptation of Absolute Power), and earned the nickname “The Rebel” for he outspoken struggle against injustice, torture, and corruption. The Queue is her first book translated into English. She lives in Cairo.