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Exploring Fairytales: My Father's Legacy | The Loft | September 12, 2018
Classics Professor Wessam Elmeligi posted an essay to the Loft Literary Center website titled, "Exploring Fairytales: My Father's Legacy," about the experience during his summer visit to his hometown, Alexandria, Egypt, where he rediscovered children's books written and illustrated by his father from the 1950s to the 1970s. The books reflected the transition Egypt and many countries in the MENA region were going through and the role that ancient history and mythology played in defining his father's generation.
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Sandstone Sphinx discovered during groundwater lowering project in Kom Ombo Temple
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4 days ago by dyma
Against Big Bird, The Gods Themselves Contend In Vain: scott_lynch
In which Big Bird is revealed as a previously unknown aspect of the Eternal Champion.
Egypt  tv  mythology  death  religion 
7 days ago by pozorvlak
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RT : BREAKING Journalist after 5 years released from prison
Welcome back Abdullah.
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10 days ago by sarcas
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RT : BREAKING: hand down 75 sentences and 47 life sentences, in a mass trial related to the al-Raba…
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10 days ago by gr
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RT : It’s sad to think that in these days, it’s considered a ‘good news’ story that a journalist only got a 5-yea…
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11 days ago by sarcas
 中東遊記: 埃及人眼中的中國
出版社的朋友信誓旦旦地說賽珍珠的小說《大地》說纏足是用鐵鍊,就速讀了一下,覺得非常普通,而埃及人卻讀美國小說的阿拉伯文譯本來了解中國,真是不忍卒睹。(她沒說用鐵鍊。)

1938年諾貝爾文學獎得主賽珍珠父母是美國在華傳教士,她在中國長大,懂中文,小說不歪曲,但沒韻味。怪不得張愛玲覺得自己能在美國走紅。

跟他說金庸說紅樓,他說金庸好像前總統穆巴拉克。國字臉果然是福相,一個名利雙收,一個出將入相。


阿拉伯文老師說她小時候好像看過一套中國劇集,叫أوشين,裡面的人穿木屐限制腳部發育。

回來香港查找一下,原來是《阿信的故事》。
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12 days ago by quant18
Statement opposing Egypt’s legalization of website blocking and communications surveillance – @afteegypt
A group of more than 40 NGOs from 25 countries are calling for Egypt to repeal its recently passed "Cybercrime Law" and to "review and reform" aspects of its "Media Regulation Law" that deal with website blocking and internet surveillance. The NGOs, including the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), Access Now, 7iber, Article 19, Turkey Blocks, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), say in a joint letter that these two laws "are only the latest steps in the Egyptian government’s attempt to impose full control over the flow of information online, as part of an effort to close the space for public debate and prevent the exercise of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. These actions must be opposed in order to defend Egyptians’ human rights."

Read the full letter (available in both English and Arabic) here (pdf). https://www.accessnow.org/cms/assets/uploads/2018/09/Statement-Opposing-Egypts-Cybercrime-Law-GG-1.pdf
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13 days ago by dmcdev
The Danforth Review: Fiction #78: Leila Marshy
Another great short story by my friend (of Hutchison), Leila Marshy.
books  littérature  canada  Egypt  storytelling 
14 days ago by amicalmant

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