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#post-colonial egypt

While living as Egyptians in Europe, one encounters an astonishing array of misinformed beliefs about Egypt's history. Despite the diminishing prevalence of cliché questions like “do you ride camels to school?” owing to increased outcry against such naive stereotypes, they have been succeeded by other historically inaccurate beliefs that might sound more refined or intellectual. “I once met someone who was staunchly convinced that Egypt should have remained a part of the Roman Empire,” shares Hadil Adel, an Egyptian engineer,…