Letter from Mauritius
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Returning to Cairo after some time away, Maria Golia is waylaid in the labyrinth of a cargo warehouse.
Maria Golia recalls a transcendent moment amid the clamour of Cairo.
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.
The dawn of a new decade has Maria Golia pondering the past.
An overseas trip lets Maria Golia see her hometown in a new light.
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.