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Since 2007, Maria Golia has written a Letter from Cairo column for our magazine, describing the highs and lows of life in Egypt and, in recent months, providing a view from the ground of the uprising against Hosni Mubarak and its aftermath. We regularly receive letters praising her writing, and the light it casts on corners of Cairo that Westerners rarely see. Sadly, her column is now coming to an end, but you can see close to its full history at Maria’s contributor page.
Here, Maria discusses the atmosphere in Egypt eight months after Mubarak’s resignation with Nyan Storey in our latest Radio NI interview. They touch on the behaviour of the army since the revolution, the former dictator’s trial, the attitude of Egyptians to uprisings in Syria and elsewhere, and much more.