Author Archives: Sarah Carr

Secularisn’t

At Carrefour on Friday I saw one of those super enthusiastic muslim convert types (long, blondish beard to tit level, short trousers, Nike Air Jerusalems, galabeyya, shawl tossed oh so casually and oh so carefully over his head) with two … Continue reading

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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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