Monthly Archives: November 2015

Time to place your vote

So tomorrow and Monday people here will be voting for parliamentary candidates. We’ve just heard that students at Ben’s school won’t be in for those two days – this is to encourage folk to vote. This is a pic of … Continue reading

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Diesel-gate – the VW scandal

With VW in the news, it seemed only appropriate that the Maadi Messenger‘s motoring correspondent report on the issue. Cars, Cairo, and Carbon – does the VW scandal affects us? It seems like every day the news app on my phone … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Newbie: Looking Back

The end of an era – this is the twelfth article that I’ve written for the Maadi Messenger and the last that I will write under the ‘newbie’ heading. “How long have you been here?” “This is our second year.” “Oh, right, … Continue reading

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Cairo Drive – A Film Review

Ben’s article for October was a review of a fantastic film made about driving in Cairo – aptly named, Cairo Drive. “If you’re a good driver you can master the language of horns.” “When you hear the horn, you hear … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Newbie: Feeling New Again

I’m not sure how I managed to write an article for the October magazine through the fug of feeding and sending children to school, but I managed it. Returning back to Cairo after the summer break left me feeling a … Continue reading

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Front Page: Yara

Ben made it to the front page…again! “We crested the hill and were descending the other side. It all felt good.” Yara explains as we sit in her living room with her plastered leg resting on the coffee table. “But … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Newbie: Community

Lots of things led me to to write this article for September and it continues to be an issue that challenges my thinking: how can we contribute to community, how can we work as a community, how can it support … Continue reading

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