Descending the Cairo Side – a novel of the traveling life
Available as an e-book on Amazon.com
I don’t review books, movies, or music on this site. But I am going to make an exception. The film, Cairo Time, is a movie worth seeing.
The story takes place in modern Cairo and was filmed there. Patricia Clarkson plays a fifty-something woman who finds herself stranded in the city with little to do but explore a strange culture with her husband’s former security guard.
Cairo Time gives the viewer a sympathetic description of Egypt’s biggest city, complete with high points and blemishes. Patricia Clarkson’s character rather reminds me of myself. After all, at one time in my life I was stranded in Cairo, too.
Sans romance I was, unlike Clarkson in the story. Ma leish, the Arabs would reply.
Nile riverbank: photo by Ken and Peg Herring