1971: How’re You Going to Get Home Again If You Don’t Know Where You Are?!

We landed in Cairo late in the afternoon on a steamy late August day in 1971. The new class of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Fellows was in Egypt. We were whisked through passport and customs and got on the American University in Cairo (AUC) bus and headed into the city to beContinue reading “1971: How’re You Going to Get Home Again If You Don’t Know Where You Are?!”

1971: I Heard It On the Radio

رجعوني عينيك لأيامي اللي راحوا “Raga’ouni ‘Aynek Li-Ayyami-elli-Rahou” “Your eyes took me back to the days that have gone” Weekends begin on Thursday in the Arab World.  Friday, the day of gathering at the mosque, is the heart of the weekend.  So, Thursday evening is known as Leilat Al-Joma’a, Friday’s eve, and marks the beginningContinue reading “1971: I Heard It On the Radio”