Review of Sherine Hamdy, Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt

Katharine Viles


In a nuanced study of dialysis and transplantation in Egypt, Sherine Hamdy locates the decisions and processes of living with and dying from acute renal failure within a broader schema of necropolitics, an application of biopower through which sovereignty is expressed by allowing to live or exposing to death and bodies hover somewhere in the middle according to their particularities...


Organ Transplants; Islam; Human Rights; Bio-ethics; Egypt

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