Carol Berger is an anthropologist who specializes in South Sudan. She is a former foreign correspondent, reporting for the BBC, The Guardian, and The Economist from the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. She lives in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt has a New President and Everything is Normal
CAIRO: I came home one Sunday to find a repairman working on my building’s elevator. The wrought-iron cage was open, the elevator box stopped six feet short of the ground. A heavy, early 20th-century wheel lay on the marble floor, ...