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Meriam N. Belli

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044040

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044040.001.0001

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When Edmund Allenby Became al-Limby

When Edmund Allenby Became al-Limby

(p.85) 3 When Edmund Allenby Became al-Limby
An Incurable Past

Mériam N. Belli

University Press of Florida

This chapter is a history of Port Said told through the popular street festival known as the Limby Burning. It studies the imaginary roots of the Limby festival and what this historical imaginary conveys about lived experiences along the Suez Canal. It discusses Egyptian memories of General Allenby, the evolution of the effigy burning, vernacular politics, war and resistance, and the distinctiveness of local historical experiences on the Canal. It shows the distinctiveness of local historical utterances shaped by a long series of military and social conflicts.

Keywords:   Allenby, carnival, festival, Limby, Port Said, Suez Canal

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