Author Archives: Sarah Carr

Facts and footballers

For those of you worried about about terrorism in Egypt you will be glad to hear that a two-pronged assault is in motion. In addition to the Armed Forces’ continuing battle with a ferocious insurgency in Northern Sinai, Egypt is … Continue reading

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Egypt under the New July Republic

  Picture by Khalid Elbaih I wrote a thing in Jadaleyya about how shit everything is in case you give a fuck. ——– Egypt under the New July Republic The prevailing characteristic of the time before the revolution, all those moons … Continue reading

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Wondrous little shits

Children live in a world free of niceties or convention. Spending time with a single child is a bit like petting a semi feral cat, and being a in group of children is like walking through a safari park with … Continue reading

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What is your occupation

I am lucky enough to have been invited to the 2015 Palestinian Festival of Literature. Here is a despatch from days two and three. On Sunday the improbably named Ray Dolphin gave us a crash course on the occupation at … Continue reading

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Lego state

I am lucky enough to have been invited to the 2015 Palestinian Festival of Literature. Here is a despatch from day one. Israel happens so suddenly. There we were one moment on the coach in Amman. Our tour guide, Ruby, … Continue reading

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Past it

Which one are you?? I went to the Agricultural Museum in Dokki this week. it was my first visit despite the fact that it is approximately 4 minutes from my house. in fact the only time I have been inside … Continue reading

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Soad and Bardees

I have previously bored you several times with my musings on this blog about sexuality and notions of respectability, and now i am going to do it again. One of the Egyptian media’s favourite topics is female licentiousness presented in … Continue reading

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A walk through Tamer Hosny

  Tamer – back in the days when he did not possess the funds to deforest between his eyebrows – alongside his old mucker Shereen. As part of my interest in pop culture I have a minor obsession with Tamer … Continue reading

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An Interior Ministry runs through it

                Note: this is a patriotic felucca not the Nile Taxi. I used the Nile Taxi service for the first time yesterday. Boarding the boat involved two fights and the near arrest of … Continue reading

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Progress

There is no doubt some bloke sitting in some distant corner of Egyptian bureaucracy who genuinely believes that building a new capital city is the answer to Egypt’s problems. He’s probably the same genius who suggested building walls in downtown … Continue reading

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