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The dance of the kunafa

Until quite recently, Egyptians had a distinctive body language associated with Ramadan. It wasn’t just a month of worship and...

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Joy and sorrow

In his book ‘Lessan Al-Arab’ (“The Arabic Language”), linguist Ibn Manzour el-Afriqi provides a precise definition of the post-Ramadan Eid...

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Samia Gamal united in marriage with Abdallah King

Samia Gamal, one of the most celebrated Egyptian dancers in Egyptian cinema, never realized her dream of marrying famous musician...

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Comic Orientalism

From ministers with football-shaped heads to Egypt’s seemingly chaotic road system, the sarcastic wit throughout Lord Edward Cecil’s diaries raises...

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Taheya's youth

Taheya Karioka (a picture of Taheya posing in front of the poster for her movie "Shabab Emraa" (A Woman’s Youth)...

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Kahk: Cookies with history

A holiday treat with an ancient pedigree I thought a lot before writing this article for fear it might encourage...

Essam Fawzi Essam Fawzi 10 years ago