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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.) by Lucette Lagnado
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.)

Alexandrian, April 25, 2009

I just read the book. The first part which took place in Egypt is brilliant. It is true that Egypt was a totally different country. It is true that the Jews were a major part of Egypt and that it was a loss to have them leave. I personally would have loved to see Egypt back in those days." Cairo the most cosmopolitan city in the world", who could imagine this now knowing how it is in decline unfortunately. I would like to thank Loulou for her book. Though I have a comment and I need to correct one thing: Egypt at the time of the British colonialism was not like other Arab colonies; We were not banned from going to places like Groppi's as the book said. This is not true. I have asked people who lived at that time. Jews were not colonialists in order to allow them to sit in Groppi's while prohibiting Egyptians. This is due to the fact that there were a lot of Egyptian elite who mingled with the royal family and the British...etc. At the time Loulou was a child, Groppi's was a popular place for Egyptians for sure. My own mother has memories of Groppi's and she is even older than Loulou. I hope I have made my point clear and again it is a shame that some Egyptians were forced to leave their country.
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