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MVICWL – Small Although An Egyptian Childhood proposes various thoughts that emphasize a wide range of themes, one theme that struck me in particular was the importance of music in Egyptian society. In the story, the boy explains of how music speaks to him and he recalls how the laments and eulogies of his mother […]

Posted at: October 27th, 2014 - 7:17 am - Comments Off on A Song of the Soul

In Sow Fall’s The Beggar’s Strike, Fall expresses how beggars are a integral part of society. Much like a doctor, or a teacher, or a maid, begging is also an occupation that helps bring home money in order to feed the mouths of hungry children. The story also emphasizes the juxtaposition of dishonesty between the […]

Posted at: October 23rd, 2014 - 5:59 am - Comments Off on Open Hands to Closed Hearts

In Naguib Mahfouz’s Children of the Alley, Mahfouz tells the story of sons of Gebelawi who try to restore social justice in the alley outside Gebelawi’s grand estate. Interestingly, God is represented as Gebelawi and each of his sons is an allusion of a revered prophet from one of the three Abrahamic religions. I think […]

Posted at: October 15th, 2014 - 1:59 am - Comments Off on We Are One

This reflection of Iqbal’s The Complaint and The Answer depicts the limbo between heaven and earthly desires. On the bottom left side of the drawing is a young boy praying praises of Allah in Arabic. The praises and phrases of prayer are enveloped in a comforting path of design that shows the ascension of good […]

Posted at: October 7th, 2014 - 8:56 pm - Comments Off on The Path