Maria Golia considers Egypt’s past, present and future.
How can Egyptians make sure last year’s uprisings have a lasting legacy? Maria Golia looks forward.
The future is unknown, but we can learn on the job, says Maria Golia.
Maria Golia experiences beautiful music and blunt talk at a Cairo gathering.
In a climate of uncertainty, Maria Golia discovers that laughter can sound hollow.
An interview with Maria Golia, author of our longstanding and popular Letter from Cairo column.
Love can be tough amid the boredom and despair of a city slum, writes Maria Golia.
The independent press has gained strength from the revolution, writes Maria Golia.
There may be no easy answer, but identity has become an obsession, discovers Maria Golia, among a people in turmoil.
Maria Golia on a wily strategist who is sowing division as his palace crumbles – and the protesters holding firm against his will.
Maria Golia on the question that has galvanized Egypt’s people – and their struggle to reclaim their dignity.
In the name of research, Maria Golia meets a man with an unusual mission.
Returning to Cairo after some time away, Maria Golia is waylaid in the labyrinth of a cargo warehouse.
Maria Golia feels she’s getting old, while the city around her is ‘getting new’.
A trip to the pedicurist reveals the changing face of Egypt’s middle class to Maria Golia.
Perceptions of efficiency – and cleanliness – can differ, Maria Golia discovers.
Maria Golia recalls why part of her Egyptian education involved learning how to break the rules.
‘Make do and mend’ is a time-honoured Egyptian talent, discovers Maria Golia.
Even when the odds are stacked against them, Maria Golia observes her neighbour’s family taking life as it comes.
Maria Golia goes into battle for the underdog – and then wonders just what she has done.
In the damp, dark winter, Maria Golia finds cold comfort in a pharmacy queue.
From brandished bottoms to a difficult death, Maria Golia plays nurse for her neighbours.
Patience is running thin and tempers are flaring in Maria Golia’s apartment block.
Maria Golia explains why the pen is messier than the sword in her Letter from Cairo.
Maria Golia gets a glimpse of Egypt’s high society in Letter from Cairo.
Living in Cairo means accepting much that isn’t how one might want it, discovers Maria Golia – and that everyone looks good in pink.
Maria Golia observes the wheeling and dealing behind a Cairo wedding.