Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Category Archives: Egypt

Outdoing the Kafkaesque: Egypt’s new US-designed underground Gaza wall (updated)

UPDATE 1:  Paul Woodward applies a healthy dose of skepticism to these early reports. I’ve added his observations with his kind permission (see below). UPDATE 2: Sherine Tadros reports from … Continue reading

11 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

Egypt's Zaballeen: 'Garbage Dreams'

Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade in Mokattam, a suburb of Cairo that is home to an Egyptian Christian minority of 60 000. The zaballeen, … Continue reading

25 March, 2009 · 1 Comment

A Tale Of Two Summits

On Friday, an emergency summit took place in Doha to discuss ceasefire prospects for Gaza. In protest against the war on Gaza, Qatar and Mauritania had suspended ties with Israel … Continue reading

20 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Arab divas: three generations

Friends, hope you have a terrific weekend; I’ll be back on the blog deck proper next week, but in the meanwhile, here’s a musical interlude. For some, this may be … Continue reading

21 July, 2007 · 5 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"