05 January 2010

Cairo. City of Sand by Maria Golia

This is not a history book or a travel book. It is a sociology of Cairo or, more properly, a celebration of Cairo. Excellent research and observation plus sharp writing made me laugh aloud a couple of times. It is a story of a city, but also of the triumph of humanity which no matter how crowded, stressed, poor and constrained is nonetheless aware of the goodness of life.

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