Little Murders

It feels like yesterday when my father came home and told us we were leaving New York and going back to Egypt where he was just named as a Minister in Anwar Sadat’s cabinet. I was only 15 then having left Egypt at the age of 7 when my father was effectively banished for writing an article that was deemed to be critical of Egypt’s former President Gamal Abdel Nasser. I didn’t know what to make of all this, except the reassurance my father gave me that Egypt was paradise, and that I would leave New York and never look back. When we finally arrived in Egypt, arrived back home, my written and spoken Arabic were still somewhat rusty, and the country was still at war with Israel. But, even during

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