Cairo Alight: a series on lamps

The Verse of Light

Lamp in Lucille'sLucille’s, Maadi, Cairo. Home of the world’s best burger

Lamp in lakeside cafe, al Azhar parkLakeside Cafe, al Azhar Park, Cairo

Lamp in Masjid Sultan HassanMasjid Sultan Hassan, Cairo

Lamp in Masjid ibn TulunMasjid ibn Tulun, Cairo

Lamp in Coptic CairoCoptic Cairo

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I am a writer and photographer (look up my work on based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the university currently known as Rhodes. My writing accolades include winning the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize for my debut collection, Zikr.

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