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Young designer aims to promote Egyptians' African roots
Unlike Shandaweely, who is proud of the African heritage of Egypt, most Egyptians do not fully understand that — geographically and culturally — they have African roots and that they are Africans. Some people may prefer to call themselves Arab or Middle Eastern, rather than African.

However, the Egyptian government has recently been trying to strengthen its ties with other African countries as well as introduce African art to the Egyptian public.
africa  egypt  fashion  beauty  history  arabic  middleeast 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The Root: Black Americans Don't Represent Egypt : NPR
"They are, to me, people. I don't think it's wrong for me or any other black person to feel that way."
Egypt  from twitter
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Mubarak’s Going to Saudi Arabia, CIA-Funded Forecasters Say | Danger Room | Wired.com
The reasons why he travels matter, too. Mubarak flew both to Germany and France last year: once for cancer treatment, and a second time for suspected health reasons. It suggests that the 83 year-old leader would rather land in a country first first class medical facilities (at least for former strongmen).  Some of Mubarak’s other destinations this year — like Libya, Sudan, and Algeria — don’t really fit that bill.

On the other hand, European countries — especially ones with large Arab minorities — might be a little skittish about taking such an unpopular figure. So Germany or France might not be the best choice for Mubarak’s retirement home.
egypt  travel  futurism  data  information  social 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Where the prayer caller sounds a timeless note - Los Angeles Times
[...] When the last foot slides into the last sandal and the mosque empties, Abdel Fattah locks the doors, descends the steps, turns the corner and walks past vegetable bins and meat dangling on a butcher's hook. The alley fills with sound: the mattress makers beating cotton; the boys gathering tin and garbage; the broom seller, weighted down as if balancing a clutch of rifles, yelling out his prices.

Abdel Fattah will return to the mosque in a few hours, slipping back into the cool half-light, his voice lifting over rooftops.
egypt  cairo  islam  religion  africa  middleeast  music  ritual  aging 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cairo Journal - With a Word, Egyptians Leave It All to Fate - NYTimes.com
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Christian or a Muslim. I’m going to take you to your house, arriving there in a decent amount of time is already a miracle. Of course I say inshallah!”
ritual  religion  egypt  islam  aesthetics  identity  christianity  language 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: An Arab Therapist Seeks to Lift the Veil On a Touchy Subject
"No one should harbor the illusion that as long as you're keeping the issue of sex from your children they won't learn about it. They will search and move from being ignorant to learning the wrong information."
sex  islam  religion  saudiarabia  egypt  women  men  gender  gay  marriage  relationships  health  television  counseling  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Paternity Suit Against TV Star Scandalizes Egyptians
"I did the right thing: I didn't hide, and eventually he will have to give the baby his name. People prefer that a woman live a psychologically troubled life; that doesn't matter as long as it doesn't become a scandal."
egypt  men  women  gender  feminism 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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