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Foreword This is the diary of one week (much too short although it felt so long) that I spent in Egypt in the middle of the popular revolution that began on 25 January 2011 and that at the time of writing this is still continuing - to an uncertain direction. Ever since the demonstrators filled the streets on 25 January I felt that I should really be in Egypt, a country where I have many friends and to which I feel very bound through more than twelve years during which I ...Keep Reading »
Samuli Schielke is an anthropologist working on religiosity, morality, aspiration and everyday life in Egypt. He received his Phd ffrom the University of Amsterdam and is currently a research fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin.
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