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Chronicling Egypt’s ‘Ordinary’ History

An article by Mohammed Shoair published in al-Akhbar on November 7, 2011. After twenty years of teaching around the world, historian Khaled Fahmy decided to disregard advice from friends and colleagues and return to Cairo to watch as history itself unfolds in the lives and acts of ordinary people. At a time when a succession of power was anticipated, accompanied by an intensification of state repression, many advised historian Khaled Fahmy to re-evaluate his decision to return to Egypt. Nevertheless, the esteemed scholar had an alternative view. “There is something different happening in Egypt right now,” he says. “I felt…

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