Monthly Archives: November 2010

War and worship

As we drove into Omraneya yesterday, Sharshar joked that as soon as enters areas filled with Toc-Tocs, he feels that he is no longer under the authority of the Egyptian state. Two events this week proved how wrong he is, … Continue reading

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Election (cam)pains

I had my first taste of Egyptian election coverage today, and it was foul. I went to Shubra El-Kheima in north Cairo (although officially it’s in the governorate of El-Qalyoubeya, which should have been a warning – more about that … Continue reading

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Spongebob Tearpants

It struck me yesterday as I watched on television young people destroying Tory Party HQ that Margaret Thatcher is almost exactly the same age as Hosny Mubarak, was elected prime minister only two years before Hosny took the throne and … Continue reading

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His Story

I had a day of history today at one and a half exhibitions. 1. Men 2aglak anta you ungrateful shit The first was called “Achievements of President Mohamed Hosny Mubarak” (sub-caption: “He promised. And he delivered”. Like Cook Door) and … Continue reading

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