The Biography

  • Abdul Rahman Yusuf (born September 18, 1970) is an Egyptian poet, television host and newspaper columnist.
  • He is a founding member of a number of political movements opposing Mubarak’s regime, such as Kefaya (i.e.“enough”) and the National Association for Change.
  • In opposition of Hosny Mubarak’s regime in Egypt, Abdul-Rahman Yusuf wrote several poems that gained fame and popularity against Mubarak and his regime from 2003 till the regime’s fall in February 2011.
  • He co-founded the Popular Campaign for Support of El-Baradei and Demands for Change, and was its General Coordinator prior to the January 2011 revolution.
  • He was nicknamed “poet of the revolution” in reference to his participation in Egypt’s January-25 revolution in 2011, where he was among those who called for it and successfully organized its activities and political actions, as well as contributing through writing poetry and prose.
  • He was banned from working in the media during the Mubarak regime, but resumed his work as TV host and columnist after the revolution.
  • He has been writing daily and weekly columns in some Egyptian and Arab newspapers including al-Shorouq, al-Youm al-Sabei, al-Ahram, al-Dostour, Sout al-Ommah, al-Masry al-Youm and others.
  • He is one of the major advocates of peaceful political change in Egypt. Some consider him one of the leading young politicians in the post-January-revolution phase.
  • He hosted a variety of television shows, including “behind the truth”, “the boundary”, “opinion page”, “Egypt votes”, in a number of TV channels: al-Jazeera Documentary, Sehaty (i.e. My Health), al-Shabab (i.e. Youth) and CBC.
  • He holds a bachelor’s degree in Islamic law (Sharia), and a master’s degree in the Purposes of Islamic law from Cairo University’s Dar al-Olum.

Collections and Books

a toast to the homeland

Diwan: A toast to the homeland

This collection consists of eight poems, the longest of which is “A toast to the homeland”, which portrays a drunk Arab, and the more he drinks, the more desperate and…


Dedication: To all my readers, who have showered me with their love through thousands of letters: I hope to fulfill your expectations. Abdul rahman yusuf Cairo 18/3/2006 Introduction: My story…
improvised sorrow

Diwan : Improvised Sorrow

“Hoznon Mortajal” (Improvised Sorrow) A poetic collection where the poet improvises his private sorrows that abstract the general sorrows… It addresses issues of governance and politics with the logic of…