Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why remember Dinshawai?

Today marks the 105th anniversary of the Dinshawai Incident, the dramatic event that any Egyptian school child will dutifully identify as the trigger for the explosion of anti-colonial nationalism in Egypt. The basic narrative of the Incident has been well rehearsed; leaf through any official history textbook (or most newspapers published today) and you’ll likely find some version of the following:
Read  more at: Why remember Dinshawai?by Aaron Jakes

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