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Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1

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Cairo Central square
I’ve been following the tumultuous events in Egypt with interest and I recalled the opening page of Naguib Mahfouz’s Autumn Quail that echoes the fate of the Morsi government (and previously Mubarak’s). One day in 1952, our hero Isa el-Dubagh arrives at Cairo Station unaware his life is about to change forever….. When the train drew to a halt, he...
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Cairo Central square
While I’m in an historical frame of mind, considering this week’s ousting, revolution or coup* (*depending on your standpoint), I thought I’d mention the 1919 Revolution, mostly forgotten as it’s been overshadowed by the 1952 revolution and the various wars (and now the Arab Spring). A strike by train drivers and other key railway workers...
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Cairo Central square
The last in this trio of posts concerns another old piece that popped into my head today. I’ve just dug it out in a book of song lyrics from one of Nasser’s favourite songsters Salah Gahin. This is a stirring patriotic song about the Suez War of 1956. It’s too late at night to write in full, but...
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