About the Book
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.
Ginda has been a painter and a writer for three decades - and a dreamer forever... She is married, has three daughters and five grandchildren. Ginda lived in Egypt from 1993 to 1999, during which time she painted over 100 paintings of Egypt and the Egyptian people. Many of these were reproduced in her first book, "Morning of Light - an Egyptian Journal." Ginda currently lives in Italy where she continues to write and to paint. Look for her book "Italian Wanderlust" which celebrates not only the hotels of "Rooms with a View," but also the landscapes, the food, the traditions and the festivals of Italy. Order a copy as a companion to this book.