While the absence of a general conclusion (the last substantive chapter is followed by the bibliography) is a departure from the traditions of English-language scholarly publishing, Food and Foodways of Medieval Cairenes
is largely successful in its stated ambition to provide a comprehensive picture of food consumption in medieval Cairo, discussing society to explain its relationship to food rather than using food as a pretext to shed light on social history.
This is an account of what it felt to be there, in Tahrir Square, when Cairenes
were reclaiming the city and its streets", says Soueif, the powerhouse behind Palfest ( Palestine Festival of Literature).
Nor did I want to reflect the idealized view that Cairenes
and Egyptians imagine it to be.
Of course, it remains so today: as Egyptians have a tradition of living close to their dead ancestors, many Cairenes
still make their homes in the Cities of the Dead; at the turn of the 20th century, the Sphinx was in a poor state of repair, its soft limestone having been eroded by the desert winds over thousands of years.
Nonetheless, the few Cairenes
lucky enough to have been near Tahrir Square on the afternoon of March 20 got a sense of what an Egypt free of martial law could be.
Even Westernized Cairenes
discover that they are not western outside Egypt.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 25 June 2017: Pictures of Cairenes
performing and celebrating the Eid prayer to mark the end of 30 days of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday are contagiously joyful.
Gil says her style has shifted because most Cairenes
"are just starting to get tattoos and they don't know what they want and they don't know anything about tattoo art yet".
Although many Cairenes
can trace their origins to the countryside, they seem to have a conflicted rapport with nature.
After watching stand-up comedian George Azmy regale his audience with speculations about how Cairenes
will soon evolve forehead envelopes so they can present their IDs to the cops without taking their hands off the wheel, the film cuts to the stern face of Colonel Sayed Osman.
Long before Tahrir Square captured the imagination of the world as the stage for Egypt's revolution, it was an infamous, clandestine meeting place for gay Cairenes
If the trains themselves were given a lick of paint and the attention they get in Alex, this might encourage more Cairenes
to use them, thereby reducing traffic jams and also the pollution caused by cars.
A common sentiment expressed by young Cairenes
after receiving news of Mubarak's exit: tears for the over 300 Egyptians who died for the cause before witnessing the victory.
In the narrow, winding streets of the old city and in the working-class suburbs where most Cairenes
reside, the toll in lost life and property began to climb as soon as the shaking stopped.
During the time of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests in 2013, numerous violent clashes and attacks took place in the country resulting in the death of hundreds of security force personnel and citizens; more than 3 million Cairenes
use the metro to travel every day.