A memoir, illustrated with original paintings by the author, of what it was like to live in Egypt, to learn and to love the country and its people.
The first edition of Morning of Light was published in Cairo in 1997. It has been out of print for more than ten years and it has always been my wish to reprint it. It was difficult not to go over the pages of this first journal with pen in hand and edit out my innocent and at times inaccurate impressions of my new home country, but alas, that is the beauty of a life lived. We learn. So, I invite you to learn with me. Grow with me. Love with me – a country that is changing and growing as I write. It is with deep satisfaction that I reprint this book. I have revised the text very little and I have used my original paintings and some photographs in a new way that I believe more accurately reflect the joyful light of Egypt. I am also pleased that “Afternoon of Honey,” its sequel with stories that span the years from 1997 until today, is now also in print.