Were George Orwell′s ″1984″ to meet and mingle with the rich, detailed portrait of Cairo in Naguib Mahfouz′s ″Trilogy″, the two would birth a novel something like Basma Abdel Aziz′s ″The Queue″. Marcia Lynx Qualey read the book. Abdel Aziz, a ...
Pan-Africanism: From Nkrumah to Nollywood
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Clear signal from Cairo
The Indian Express
It was here that Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz wrote parts of his Cairo Trilogy. While scouring for souvenirs, I am accosted by a ful (cooked fava beans) seller. “You from India?” he asks me. “Do you know Amitabh Bachchan? Tell him ...
Why Miko Peled's story resonates for Palestinians
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