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Thursday, 28 February 2019

What does Britain mean to Egypt?

What does Britain mean to Egypt? Multiculturalism, love of Mohamed Salah and great literature are some of the more positive responses to that questions that BBC got. Colonialism, a history of stirring trouble in the region and being a little too prone to hypocrisy some of the more negative. In this BBC program (listen, running time 26:29), presenter Neil MacGregor talks to Ahdaf Soueif, Yasmine Shihata and Said Sadek about Egypt’s relationship with Britain over the past 150 years. Among other things, they look at the British occupation, the impact of the Suez crisis, the troubling legacy of Britain’s involvement in Iraq, Israel and Palestine, and the transformative effects of football.

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