London Calling

Wow. I am having an amazing time over here. I’m exhausted, but I want to make sure I record all the cool things and people I’ve seen since Sunday, or at least some of them:

Small dogs attacking huge swans at Kensington Gardens

Adania Shibli and loads of other amazing people at a party

A Duchamp/Man Ray/ Picabia exhibit at Tate Modern

Ahmad el-Aidy crossing the street

Baha’a Taher and the other five nominees for the Arabic Booker (more later)

Pink Flamingos

Denis Johnson Davies, who speaks better Egyptian than I do

The Saqi bookstore

Ahdaf Soueif, Mourid Barghouti, Alaa el-Aswany, and hundreds of other writers @ The Roof Gardens

Indian food with Selma Dabbagh

It’s been so fabulous…

4 thoughts on “London Calling

  1. London is awesome, ain’t it?! Someday you and I will go together and we’ll paint the town red (except for the phone booths, because they’re already red).

  2. Yay! Glad its going well. So funny…today in my Arabic class we listened to a BBC news clip about the London Book Fair. Made me think of you 🙂

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