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Egypt, or How I Lost Hope by A. N. Gretly

​On the 2nd of January 2017, I watched ‘The Square’ for the first time on Netflix. It has been available for viewing since its release in 2013, but I could not bring myself to go through the process of revisiting … Continue reading

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My Encounter with a Con-Artist in Cairo

I was on my way home, driving behind El-Sedeek Mosque in Sheraton a few minutes ago. I slowed down for a speed bump, and that’s when I saw him at the corner of my eye. A young man in his … Continue reading

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‘Parliament, And Other Nasty Smokes’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Bushy beard, no beard, black veil, none! It’s not about the looks, but the soul.   Control, control, control, control. Power, power, power, power. You long to save this nation, And evolve its people? Then do it from where you … Continue reading

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‘Cairo Pride’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Dig the spirt of the city, Millions of faces merging into one. Walk the streets under a blazing sun, With aromas of dust and food Intermixed with hookah smoke of fresh grapes, Wafting through the midsummer sun that lasts forever. … Continue reading

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Cairo’s Street Art

So, as I was passing under El-Marghany Bridge in Cairo, I noticed some sweet wheat-pasts under the bridge. Some very interesting pieces of art -which is something we need these days; I took my camera with me today and snapped … Continue reading

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