'Epics' featured in "15 AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS BY EGYPTIANS IN 2017"

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Hello, Friends

I hope you've been doing well and enjoying the summer.

A belated, hearty welcome to new book supporters, since last I posted, and here's latest press coverage to share with you:

Among film and sport achievements making Egyptians proud, in 2017, I'm honored to see my 'Epics' included: http://m.cairoscene.com/Buzz/15-Achievements-Egyptians-Have-Made-in-2017-Thus-Far


Too soon for another update, I know, but... it's a major Indian newspaper & (seriously playful) American radio show

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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The Visionary Activist Radio Show - Coyote Network News. Listen here

The Saga of Aphorisms - New Indian Express. Read here

1st Review of "Epics" –in Cairo, Egypt– and it's a Rave!

Friday, 16 June 2017

"Lababidi's soon-to-be published aphorisms may prove to be the most relevant literature of our generation... His Egyptian upbringing exposed him to our timeless and pervasive 'amsal shaabiyya' (proverbs and sayings), which spurred his interest in a very social form of poetry and philosophy. It is well known that Arabs, and Egyptians especially, can be very clever with language...

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"One of the most trusted news programs on TV" — PBS NewsHour — reviews "Epics"

Monday, 22 May 2017

Deeply grateful for this great coverage of my new book, by PBS NewsHour's Elizabeth Flock:

"The aphorisms in “Where Epics Fail” exhort us to pay attention, believe we can make a difference, keep our hearts open in the face of pain, take responsibility for our actions, avoid ego and do the hard work that comes with sticking to ideals."

Here, is the link to read the full article:


"Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread” via 2paragraphs

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A short press piece on why I chose my new book title, Where Epics Fail, and what I hope to achieve through it: 


I hope you enjoy this little article, dear book backers (last I checked, around 170 souls!) and, if so, that you might share the link with folks you know who might appreciate …

Not entirely sure I posted latest book news correctly, so here's take 2!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

1st Book Review of "Where Epics Fail" in HuffPost =)

May 8: HuffPost are promoting 1st book review of *Where Epics Fail* in their books section! Read, here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/where-epics-fail-yahia-lababidis-magnum-opus-so_us_5908af86e4b05279d4edc003


We did it, 100% of funding reached!

My book, Where Epics Fail, will be published, thanks to all 112 backers who…

Manuscript received
Publication date: TBC
165% funded
368 backers