Writing by Patrick Keddie
I am a British freelance journalist, editor, and researcher.
I have reported for Al Jazeera English, Delayed Gratification, Feminist Times, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, the Irish Times, the LA Review of Books, Middle East Eye, the Morning Star, Open Democracy, and the Sunday Herald, among others. I was also a copy-editor at the Daily News Egypt and Egypt Today.
I have reported from Egypt, Gaza, Greece, India, Lebanon, Turkey, the UK, and the West Bank. I’m currently based in Istanbul.
My focus is on political and social reportage. I have written about atheists in Egypt, sex toys, Westerners who fight against ISIS, Russian LGBT asylum seekers in the UK, gang-related attacks on Sudanese refugees, migrants in Greece, imprisoned journalists, ecological devastation and war in Gaza, female drug addiction in Egypt, grand dreams in the desert, the widows of Vrindavan, leopard attacks in the Mumbai suburbs, Palestinian graphic novels, photography, film, and much more.
I’m currently writing a book about football, politics, and identity in Turkey for the independent London-based publishers I.B.Tauris.
I have an ongoing project about football fans and teams engaged in politics. Some examples of this work include articles on Egyptian football fans accused of terrorism; whether Turkish football might be about to collapse (and whether that actually might be a good thing); the struggle to resurrect a Turkish football club that was closed down for political reasons following the 1980 military coup; Islamist ultras in Egypt; and Turkey’s first open LGBT football team.