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MMONA ABDALLAH

ABDELHAMID ATTIA

IBRAHIM
M. ABDEL MOTALEB

MAHMOUD EL-BAROUDY
REHAB BASSAM
NEVEEN EL-GAMAL
AMIN HADDAD
YOUSSEF HEGAZY
SAMIA JAHEEN
OSAMA HIJJI

SALAH AL-DIN
EL-HOMOSANY

ISHINAN
JANO EL-KADY
LIZZY K. KATBA
KAMAL K. KATBA
EHAB LOTAYEF
MERVAT M. MAHMOUD
MONA MAHMOUD
NAGLAA MAHMOUD
SAYED MOHAMMED

  MOHAMED NAGUIB ABDALLAH

AL-FARIYQ SA`D
AL-SHAZLIY

AHMED TABBAKH
HAZEM WEFY

May, 2005 -- Issue # 5

The Egyptian Chronicles is a cooperative effort by a group of  Egyptian authors pooling together their talents for the sake of  Egypt's Future.  Articles contained in these pages are the personal views and/or work of the authors, who bear the sole responsibility of the content of their work. This Monthly Electronic Magazine is a non-profit , commercial free zone and is answerable to no one.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 



 

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF PRIME MINISTERS OF EGYPT- 1878-1952.  BY KAMAL KARIM KATBA. EPISODE #12   BUTROS  PASHA  GHALI. 

 Appendix XII :  A verbatim record of former US president  Theodore Roosevelt's address delivered to Egyptian students, while visiting Egypt in March of 1910, at the newly founded Cairo University .

His arrogant and insensitive speech infuriated many Egyptians and prompted wide and violent mass demonstrations against his visit. 

Leaders of the Egyptian National Party (al-Hizb al-Wataniy) such as Muhammad Fariyd, `Abd  al-Rahman al-Raf`iy, Ahmad Wagdiy and Muhammad Tawfiyq al-`attar took it upon themselves to respond in kind to the misinformed US ex. president's diatribes. The Arabic text, of their angry collective response  is included.

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THE SUEZ DOSSIER - PART FOUR "   BY DR. SALAH AL-DIN AL-HOMOSANY.
 
" THE DOYEN OF POETS: FUW'AD HADDAD BY AMEEN HADDAD :The late poet Fuw'ad Haddad was universally known in Egypt and the Arab world as  "sha`ir al-Shu`ara'" the Doyen of Poets. 

His son Ameen Haddad recalls in his article his childhood and  adult life, including some of his most memorable poems which delighted the millions of his generation. 

Salah Jaheen,  the celebrated poet and cartoonist, once said that Fuw'ad was his first inspiration as he considered himself his avid student. 

 
KHART: THE ART OF WOODTURNING IN EGYPT-BY ISHINAN.
Under the 1952 Revolution, Mashrabiyat experienced a second lease on life under the new impetus of the dynamic minister of culture, Dr. Tharwat `Uqashah, who embarked on an ambitious program to revive Egypt’s folklore arts and crafts.  For that purpose, in the early 1960s, a center for folklore crafts was dedicated and established in wikalit al-Ghuwriy. Its goal was to teach the new generations the old traditional crafts of Egypt, lest they vanish forever. 
 
CAIRO'S FORMER "GREEN ZONE": AL-'AZBAKIYYAH-BY ISHINAN.  This well known district has had a pervasive influence on the Cairene society during the half a millennium, influencing almost every aspect of life and constituting what may come to be seen as one of the most important symbols of the complexity of the history of our capital. Its social and cultural impact, which offers a wide scope of historical inquiry, is the subject of this article
 
" FARIS FAYIQ `UWDAH" --A SHORT STORY  BY EGYPTIAN WRITER  DR.  SOUMAYA MAHMOUD 
 
"ANA    BASS `ALA 'AKBAR" --A SHORT STORY  BY EGYPTIAN WRITER  REHAB BASSAM -- IN ARABIC
 
A NOSTALGIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY GUARANTEED TO MELT THE HEART OF ANY EGYPTIAN BY WRITER, MONA ABDALLAH.
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THE RIDDLE OF THE WORDS BY ISHINAN: FIRST , SECOND, THIRD PARTS --THEMES "THE REED": Amazingly the 7000 years old Ancient Egyptian term for "reed" managed to survive without alteration in many current Modern languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and of course in our Modern Arabic. Can you name this mysterious term which has survived in so many languages, referring to so many different applications? 
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ANSWERS TO THE RIDDLE OF THE WORDS BY ISHINAN: FIRST & SECOND THEMES "ODYSSEY OF THE "REED"  -- PART ONE & TWO
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EGYPT'S INDUSTRIAL PLAN: REASONS OF FAILURE AND PROSPECTS OF SUCCESS BY DR. IBRAHIM ABDEL MOTALEB. PART ONE. IN ARABIC

 
 
 
 
EGYPT'S INDUSTRIAL PLAN: REASONS OF FAILURE AND PROSPECTS OF SUCCESS ( PART TWO) "THE SUCCESS OF MUHAMMAD `ALIY INDUSTRIALIZATION PROGRAM" BY DR. IBRAHIM M. ABDEL MOTALEB- IN ARABIC

 
 
 
EGYPT'S INDUSTRIAL PLAN: REASONS OF FAILURE AND PROSPECTS OF SUCCESS ( PART THREE) "THE  SHORTCOMING  OF MUHAMMAD `ALIY INDUSTRIALIZATION PROGRAM" BY DR. IBRAHIM M. ABDEL MOTALEB- IN ARABIC
 



 THE STATUS OF CULTURE IN EGYPT BY DR. IBRAHIM M. ABDEL MOTTALEB -- {EPISODE FOUR} Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Mottaleb, along with many astute commentators and prognosticators of all stripes, frequently notes that Egyptian culture has been in decline since the 1970's. The examples he cites touch all aspects of our culture.  If he is correct that we are in the midst of a cultural decline, can we find a way out of this dilemma?   Dr. Ibrahim's serialized articles explore these possibilities. (In Arabic) 
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THREE COMMENTARIES ON THE STATUS OF CULTURE IN EGYPT BY HAZEM WEFY A TV PROGRAMER, MS. MONA MAHMOUD A WRITER AND DR. YOUSSEF HEGAZY AN EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT.
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RESPONSE TO  COMMENTARIES ON THE STATUS OF CULTURE IN EGYPT BY  DR. IBRAHIM M. ABDEL MOTTALEB
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" MIN WARA' AL-`AQL" BY DR. SOUMAYA EL-SAYED. A unique religious experience about an individual's thirst for the quest of life beyond oneself. 
 
 
"ANA LIWAHDIY  WA LA AMID 'AYDIY !!  . . ." BY  DR. SOUMAYA MAHMOUD .. (In Arabic) 
 
"MAHMUWD WA HADUWTIT AL-MUWLID ... WA" BY  SOUMAYA MAHMOUD. A short story  evoking the childhood  memories of a  tender love of a father who is still missed, still loved,  and very dear to the heart. (In Arabic)
 
"HADHA AL-RAGUL QATALA NAFSAHU" THIS MAN KILLED HIMSELF; BY NEVEEN EL-GAMAL. A short  Egyptian story  about what happens to a  young man who kills himself  by choosing not to think . (In Arabic)
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A RECIPE " WASFAH" A SHORT STORY BY MONA MAHMOUD (In Arabic) 

 
 
 
 
 "MA QABL WAFAT MALIK" A SHORT STORY BY DR. MOHAMED NAGUIB `ABDALLAH {IN ARABIC}.

 
 
" QISAT HUBB" A LOVE STORY BY DR. MOHAMED NAGUIB ABDALLAH{IN ARABIC} .
 
 "MIN YAWMIYAT ZAHRAH" A SHORT STORY BY DR. MOHAMED NAGUIB `ABDALLAH {IN ARABIC} .
 
MUHAMMAD `UWDAH : EGYPT IS PREGNANT WITH A SOCIAL REVOLUTION ... "Parallel between Revolution and pregnancy. In the very early stages of pregnancy, if just on empirical evidence you ask whether or not someone is pregnant, the answer will be no. However, with the use of science you can determine whether the person is pregnant very early. Later on it becomes evident for everybody to see. The same thing is true of social revolution. In the early stages most people don’t see it. You always begin on the assumption that in every society that needs a revolution, the majority of the people don’t think it’s possible." P.C. ( IN ARABIC)
 
A TWIST OF FATE: THE DNA STORY -- A TRIBUTE TO FRANCIS CRICK - DNA Scientists around the world have paid tribute to British scientist Francis Crick, co-discover of the structure of DNA and the simple way in which genetic material is copied, who passed away on Wednesday night. He died at a hospital in San Diego, California, where he had been battling colon cancer. He was 88.  Crick is credited with a number of important discoveries but will be best remembered for determining the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in 1953.
 
FROM THE LATEST OF SOUMAYA'S DIWAN: A QASIYDAH ENTITLED: KAN ISMAHA YA SAMA`IYN . . . &  BAHIYAH.B(In Arabic) AHIYAH.


 

 
1-MAQAMAT AL-HARIYRIY  2-RISALIT AHMAD IBN FADLAN BY ISHINAN.  A HISTORICAL LEGACY THAT IS SHEDDING NEW LIGHT BOTH ON VIKING HISTORY AND ON A LITTLE-KNOWN CHAPTER OF EARLY ISLAMIC HISTORY. 
 
"IHDA'KHAS LI ZAYNAB" A SHORT  EGYPTIAN STORY BY SOUMAYA MAHMOUD. (In Arabic) 
 
THE TRAP OF DOMESTIC BOREDOM BY MS. NAGLA' MAHMOUD. (In Arabic) 


 

 







'AZAGAL ABUW HAMIYD AL-MISRIY --  BY DR. AHMED El-TABBAKH. (In Arabic) 
 
LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN EGYPT BY NAGLAA MAHMOUD. PART THREE--A THREE EPISODE SERIES, WHICH CONCENTRATES ON IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUES IN EGYPT.  THE SUBJECT MATTER REVOLVES AROUND LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN EGYPT. (In Arabic)


 

 
"MIN AL- SHURFAH: A SHORT STORY BY MONA MA7MOUD --  ANTHOLOGY OF EGYPTIAN SHORT STORIES.    IN ARABIC

 

 
THE GATEWAY TO THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT (EPISODE XII)-- THE NEW KINGDOM - THE 20TH  DYNASTY BY JANO EL-KADY -
 
FALSE DAWN --THE CHRONICLES OF THE FRENCH EXPEDITION.
(EPISODE FIVE).
 
THE LION OF THE EAST --   (EPISODE TEN) THE DOUBLE EDGED SWORD OF MODERNIZATION IN EGYPT.The support Muhammad `Aliy gave to the drive toward modernization programs in Egypt had a serious drawback: Waliy Misr had a mania for foreigners. 
"The Pasha and the foreigners were drawn together by a mutual necessity: they both wanted money; he, for consolidating his power, and they out of sheer greed and rapacity" 
 
THE SUEZ CANAL -- THE TURBULENT LEGACY- (EPISODE NINE) 
 
THE WIND AND THE WHIRLWIND -- BY WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT.  EPISODE SIX - "THE QASR AL-NIYL CONFRONTATION." Based on the life of Ahmad `Urabiy Pasha and the 1881-1882 Revolution.
Harry Pidgeon
 
THE 1919 REVOLUTION -- MARCH 8th  PART.. Allenby retaliates for the assassination of  Sir Lee Stack  by ordering  the withdrawal of Egyptian troops from the Sudan, thus modifying the terms of the Condominium, and imposing a fine of half a million pounds on Egypt.
 
THE LOST MEMOIRS OF EX-KING FARUWQ I -EPISODE TEN FINAL DESTINATION TO THE ISLAND OF CAPRI

 
EGYPT'S DESTINY BY LIWA'  MUHAMMAD NAGIYB  -- EPISODE TWELVE -- CHAPTER TWO -- THE SON OF THE NILE  :  NAGIYB'S APPOINTMENT TO THE FRONTIER CORPS IN THE SINAI IN 1934
 
THE CROSSING OF THE SUEZ CANAL BY - Lt. GENERAL SA`D AL-SHAZLIY -( THE COMPLETE EPISODES # 1 - 43) .  In 1973 the Bar-Lev line looked so steadfast that Moshe Dayan, then minister of defence, claimed that it “would take the American and Soviet engineer corps together to break through it  But on 6 October 1973, it took the Egyptian military only a few hours to break through and overrun the “in-destructible” line. 

In the end, the line that had stood up to two years of Egyptian artillery-fire throughout the war of attrition, succumbed to water. British-made high-pressure water cannons used the water of the Suez Canal to dissolve the hardened sand and melt the formidable artificial landscape into pools of mud. 

Two days later, 8 October 1973, brought the most bitter defeat in IDF history, when waves of bewildered Israeli soldiers in an armoured counter-offensive broke against a dug-in Egyptian army equipped with previously unknown personal anti-tank missiles. That day, Moshe Dayan proclaimed that the “Third Temple was falling”.

 
A LOOK AT EGYPT'S EDUCATION SYSTEM BY JANO EL-KADY "Among Egypt's challenges to become an active participant in the globalized changing world of today is the nations educational system currently under close review. Holistic theory indicates that there is no one complete system but a combination of sub-system are the ingredients required for major achievements or progress." 
 
"GHARAH" A SHORT STORY BY DR. MOHAMED NAGUIB `ABDALLAH  {IN ARABIC} .
 
" BOMBARD US " A POEM BY EHAB LOTAYEF
 
 MICHAEL MOORE'S FAHRNHEIT 911 REVIEWED BY HAZEM WEFY 
 
 
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