Graffiti fervor reaches its city of origin, Luxor

Traditionally, the Franciscan Nun School in the Upper Egyptian tourist city of Luxor, by definition an apolitical institution, has refused to have any paintings or advertisements drawn on its walls.

Only recently, after the remarkable persistence of protesters in the city, has the school’s administration accepted, or at least not objected to, the revolutionary graffiti coloring its walls. 

Luxor might be geographically far from the political turmoil that rocked Cairo, Alexandria and Suez earlier this year (it is 671km south of the capital), but echoes of the revolution could still be heard loudly in the city. Read more


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