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About Cleopatraknows

I was living and working in Cairo. Now in New York City, which is another city that never sleeps.

This is Fourth Avenue

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This is Prospect Park in Park Slope.

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Voice of Freedom

It’s a week since Mubarak’s departure. For our family it’s been a fairly normal week — but it isn’t so for everyone. I’ve been at work and so has Antony. Our daughter has been at school — with fewer students … Continue reading

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We shall be free

A week ago we left Cairo, and we returned this morning, Saturday, January 12th. Friends have asked about our departure, but it was so unremarkable I didn’t think to write about it. We got up, the car arrived, we set … Continue reading

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Terrible swift sword

Thursday, 3 February 2011 On Wednesday we watched with increasing unease the violence in Tahrir Square. How different from the euphoria of the previous day. We were anxious for our own situation. We received a phone call saying pro-government thugs … Continue reading

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Crush the serpent with his heel

2 February 2011 From yesterday’s uplifting, peaceful and joyful protest to today’s cynical atrocities in Tahrir Square, there’s not much to report that’s different from what you see on the news. Last night we stayed up late to listen to … Continue reading

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Be jubilant, my feet

1 February 2011, Evening I write this as we wait for Mubarak to speak. Anything less than a resignation and a departure from the country won’t be accepted  by Egyptians, in my opinion. Today we organised ourselves to go to … Continue reading

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