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Mulid!: Carnivals of Faith

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A saint's shrine is the central pivot of a whirl of color, music, dancing, and people, which builds up to the climactic layla kabira, or big night, the last night of the mulid. Colorful crowds, dervishes dancing and chanting, the aroma of fresh food winding through the melee, music, drums, and song--all these propel the visitor into participating in an unforgettable cultur ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by American University in Cairo Press
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Angela McCallum
Jun 26, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: photographers and people interested in color and festivals
Shelves: photography, egypt
I learned that Egyptians and people from Louisiana have a lot more in common than one might think.

It's a nice collection of photographs of religious festivals in Egypt. I love mulids. They're raw and lively and filled with color. The street food is also great.

You can take the girl out of Louisiana, but you can't take Louisiana out of the girl.
Reem Elsherbini
Jan 26, 2013 rated it liked it
you can't help but fall in love with the Mulid & Egyptians :)
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it's more than mulid..all egypt is a real just look egyptian eyes.
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Sherif Sonbol (born December 6, 1956 in Giza, Egypt) is a photographer specializing in architecture, scenic fine arts and photojournalism.

He studied insurance at Cairo University and attended the Chartered Insurance Institute in London. He worked for the Egyptian Reinsurance Company as a marine underwriter. He was the accidental witness of a riff-raff between the company's marine hull insurance ma
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