Cairo, March 2012
The man was in his mid-forties maybe. He was a Member of Parliament and part of the Islamist party that forms the second most important bloc in the House of Representatives. A few days ago he appeared in the media claiming he had been attacked, beaten in the face, and robbed of a large amount of money he had locked up in his car. Not long afterwards, a call came into the radio from a surgeon who works for a fancy local hospital that is…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments
A friend of mine has just written to me asking what is happening in the "city of fatigue.” He thinks I was the one who suggested this name for Cairo. Regardless of how the name came about, it was relevant before the 25th of January. That day Phoenix happened to be Egyptian too! Why not? Isn't Cairo um el-dunia (the mother of this world)?
I am thrilled by what is happening despite all the signs that suggest I should feel differently.…Continue
Posted on February 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — 17 Comments