El Guindi, Yussef (1960–) By Hammouda, Sally
Yussef El Guindi is an Egyptian/Arab-American playwright. He was born in Egypt, educated in London, and is currently a resident of Seattle, USA. He received his BA degree from the American University in Cairo and MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University. He writes about cultural and political collisions of ethnic minorities, especially Arab-Americans. Most of his plays are about Arab-Americans trying to fit into the American way of life and some of the clashes that arise as a result.