- My Booky Wook
- Everything You Know. Zo Heller
- A Suitable Boy
- The Believers
- Falling Towards England
- Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family
- The Great Gatsby
- Then They Came for Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran's Most Notorious Prison
- The Year of Magical Thinking
Monthly Archives: February 2008
Overheard at doctors’ protest about wages: MAN: Ana 3owez afham ya Meneim…enta aih bezzabt…[I want to know what you are exactly, Meneim]. MENEIM:… MAN: Maba7ess?…Sa7afy?… [Police investigator?..Journalist?] MENEIM: La2, doctor lel assaf. [No. I'm a doctor, alas].
Here I talk about the excellent Metro, Egypt’s 1st graphic novel for adults, and its author Magdy el Shafee. Magdy very kindly gave me a lift back to civilisation from City Very Far Stars, but only after we had found … Continue reading
My mother – who is currently lighting up Egypt with her presence – was propositioned only five days into her trip here, which isn’t bad for a senior citizen. I was not privy to the exchange, because I was slightly … Continue reading
I have never, ever seen anything as bonkers as last night’s post-African Cup glory celebrations, which I (forcibly, given that we couldn’t move the car for two hours after the match) enjoyed in the vast boulevard of Nasr City’s Abbass … Continue reading
Here I get back on my hobby horse and go on about half Egyptians, while here I destroy all chances of ever marrying Hany Adel.
I like watching films, which is a problem in Egyptian cinemas when it comes to foreign productions because the concern of Baba Raqaba and his busy scissors that we shouldn’t be exposed to breastage, or nooky, frequently takes priority over … Continue reading