About Narnoura

I am an Egyptian female, typical Gemini with all its ups and downs. Moody, nice, Wild, sometimes crazy, but wise enough. My dream to come true is opening my “shop around the corner” remeber the one in “you’ve got mail” a bookstore, but with a very interactive, lively style. I bet it is gonna be one of a kind in Egypt.

Published on June 7, 2006 at 5:35 am  Comments (53)  

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  1. Hi Nermeen ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was browsing through the blogging world and came upon your blog quite randomly. I have no specific comment to leave except that I enjoyed reading your posts and related to you and your writing style on some level. I, too, write and I have my own blog, which you are welcome to look through.


  2. Hi Noha,
    Thanks for your nice comment, will come a visit you 3ala tool aho ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. 1st i won’t intruduce my self until i share my happiness
    with you to review your site, i was actually search about “Born on a blue day” and found your site and it was very pleasure to me to see this a mount of feelings
    shared in such a lovely & organized way….. i guess you will ask why you don’t leave a comment in the page of the book … cause i was interested to know more about the owner of the site, it’s a godsend to meet you through this small window.

  4. Hey Nermo (allow me to adala3eek),
    I really like your blog posts they are really nice :). And I am happy cause u love Maadi that much, when I announce the great republic of Maaadi I will make u the vice president!.

    Amr M. Kamel

  5. Hi Amr,
    Thank you very much. I love Maadi yes, but I can’t accept the honor of being the vice president for you republic (to be)..3ashan by then I will be the queen of the pink territory (Heliopolis Sabekan)

  6. Nermo,
    I am sad to know so :(, but anyways good luck with ur pink territory may be visit each other for further coperation between the two countries :).

    Amr M. Kamel

  7. hey .. i wish to know more about you cause i have the same dream as you do and may be we can make is come true together .. i’m an egyptian girl i live in heliopolis .. and i think it would be nice to know you more

  8. Hi Leila,
    email me and we can get in touch ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Simply beautiful blog. Thank you and good luck.

  10. Hi there!

    I found your blog randomly today and I’m so glad that I did! Your writing and photos are wonderful, and I look forward to reading some of your archived stuff soon.

    Best wishes from a random grad student in NY,
    (who also once lived in Cairo),


    PS: I’m working on a paper about Ahdaf Soueif’s The Map of Love currently, and I see you read it recently too. What did you think? Can’t wait to read a few more of the books on your list…

  11. Hi Elizabeth,
    Nice to see you around, thanks for your sweet comment.
    Good luck with your paper, I think the Map of Love is a maginificent novel, I loved it. However, I liked Ahdaf Soueif’s short stories more, u can check her new book, it is a collection of short stories.


  12. Hi Nerro,

    What a beautiful site and a beautiful post. I enjoyed your delicious writings and photos. After browsing through your photos, I am tempted to buy tickets to come back to Egypt on the first avaiable plane – May God forgive you.

    Best Regards

    Mohamed, London

  13. Well,Am flattered big time ya Mohamed ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you very much for your sweet words..

  14. ur blog is added on blogs section in Onkosh.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hello, I found your blog with searching the internet. I just wanted to say the we share the same dream:”book shop around the corner”.

  16. ู‡ูˆุง ุนุงู„ู… ุงู„ู…ุงู„ ูˆ ุงู„ุงุนู…ุงู„ ูˆ ุบุณูŠู„ ุงู„ุงู…ูˆุงู„ ุดุบู„ูƒ ุนู† ุงู„ูƒุชุงุจู‡ ูˆู„ุง ุงูŠู‡ุŸุŸุŸ!!!!

  17. lol, la2 mesh awi, but am a bit on the lazy side of the house ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. ma nesrina bardo on the lazy side of the house,
    ุณุงูŠุจูŠู† ุงู„ุจูŠุช ูƒูˆู„ูˆ ูˆ ุงุนุฏูŠู† ููŠ ุงูˆุฏู‡

  19. lol, el sheta 2arrab w keda ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. I am really interested in Ahdaf Soueif. Actually I am writing my PhD Thesis on a theme of paralount importance in her works. I will be very grateful if you help me get in touch with her: her e-mail address or her tel number or her home address. I would like to present her to my country, Tunis because 99 persent of the staff with whom I work in the university of letters and arts do not know her. thank you in advance.

  21. Lobna,
    I don’t have all this kind of info. However, check her website and try to get in contact with the site admin and check with him/her.

  22. hmmmm…very interesting!
    Thanks google

  23. hello Nerro
    I love both your dream & meg rayan’s (you’ve got mail), I basically followed the link searching for Mai khaled’s 3 books, so can you help me with that? nevertheless I love your site, best wishes fm another gemeni

  24. Hello ๐Ÿ˜€
    You are looking for the titles or where to buy them?? I guess you can easily find them either in the Kotob Khan or Diwan. As for the titles:
    ุฌุฏุงุฑ ุฃุฎูŠุฑ
    ู…ู‚ุนุฏ ุฃุฎูŠุฑ ููŠ ู‚ุงุนุฉ ุงูŠูˆุงุฑุช
    ุณุญุฑ ุงู„ุชุฑูƒูˆุงุฒ

  25. well,frankly i was just looking for the words of one of my favorite songs ” how deep is your love ” and i dropped in here..!!What can i say ? I am stunned..!!I liked your way in writing so much..You are a unique.
    I keep reading till 3 am..oh dear..!!
    Please accepet my regards and my friendship.
    I hope we communicate continuously and share ideas.
    PS : I’ll put it in the favorites..!! ciร o ..!!

  26. Hola Mohamed,
    Thank you very much, am flattered big time ya3ni ๐Ÿ˜€
    that’s way too much….looking forward to see you around here more often

  27. Hi nermo … Ana awwel marra ad5ol el blog dah … W bgad enty 3amla sho’3l gamed geddan … Ana 3amalt gawla saree3a 3al blog w bgad 3agabny awy … Rabbena yewaffa2ek…

  28. I hope your dream come true

  29. Hello Nermeena hanem..!! Long time no see..i mean your blog..!! D:
    Missed your blog so much..but here i am anyway.
    i hope you are okay writing more and more..
    let me say : amuse me with your writings..!!!
    best regards : Mohamad (Alexandria) D:

  30. Thanks a lot Mo…have fun and enjoy Alex in this time of the year big time ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. Hi Nermeena,

    Please call me urgently or send me your contact details, becuase i may have the job you’ve always dreamed of working at a bookstore. I represent Shorouk bookstores and it would be an honour to have you on board.


    012 312 02 77

    looking forward
    Talal Swehlie
    Director of bookstores
    Dar AL Shorouk

  32. I enjoyed reading your posts

  33. thanks a lot ya Haytham ๐Ÿ˜€
    it is a honor to see your comment around here my friend

  34. hi,
    im kinda impressed…

  35. ู…ุฑุญุจุงู‹
    ู„ู‚ุฏ ู‚ุงู… ุฃุญุฏ ุงู„ู…ุนุฌุจูŠู† ุจู…ุฏูˆู†ุชูƒ ุจุฅุถุงูุชู‡ุง ุฅู„ู‰ ุชุฏูˆูŠู†ุฉ ุฏูˆุช ูƒูˆู…ุŒ ุจูŠุช ุงู„ู…ุฏูˆู†ุงุช ุงู„ุนุฑุจูŠุฉ.

    ู‚ุงู… ูุฑูŠู‚ ุงู„ู…ุญุฑุฑูŠู† ุจู…ุฑุงุฌุนุฉ ู…ุฏูˆู†ุชูƒ ูˆ ุชุตู†ูŠูู‡ุง ูˆ ุชุญุฑูŠุฑ ุจูŠุงู†ุงุชู‡ุงุŒ ุญุชู‰ ูŠุชู…ูƒู† ุฒูˆุงุฑ ุงู„ู…ูˆู‚ุน ูˆ ู…ุญุฑูƒุงุช ุงู„ุจุญุซ ู…ู† ุฅูŠุฌุงุฏู‡ุง ูˆ ู…ุชุงุจุนุชู‡ุง.
    ูŠู…ูƒู†ูƒ ู…ุชุงุจุนุฉ ู…ุฏูˆู†ุชูƒ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุฑุงุจุท ุงู„ุชุงู„ู‰:

    ูŠู…ูƒู†ูƒ ู…ุชุงุจุนุฉ ุจุงู‚ู‰ ู…ุฏูˆู†ุงุช ุชุฏูˆูŠู†ุฉ ุฏูˆุช ูƒูˆู… ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุฑุงุจุท ุงู„ุชุงู„ู‰:

    ู„ุนู…ู„ ุฃู‰ ุชุบูŠูŠุฑุงุช ูู‰ ุจูŠุงู†ุงุช ู…ุฏูˆู†ุชูƒ ุฃูˆ ู„ุฅู‚ุชุฑุงุญ ู…ุฏูˆู†ุงุช ุฃุฎุฑู‰ ู„ุง ุชุชุฑุฏุฏ ูู‰ ุงู„ุฅุชุตุงู„ ุจู†ุง ู…ู† ุฎู„ุงู„ ุงู„ู…ูˆู‚ุน.

    ูˆ ู„ูƒู… ุฌุฒูŠู„ ุงู„ุดูƒุฑุŒ

    ูุฑูŠู‚ ุนู…ู„ ุชุฏูˆูŠู†ุฉ ุฏูˆุช ูƒูˆู….

  36. HI Nerro,

    Your blog is really great and I enjoy reading through it! I am a young woman in the US and I have started a project to bring young people from the US and Muslim-majority countries together…please check it out and consider submitting! Or maybe posting on your blog so others can submit? Let me know!
    best, misha


  37. Nerro! LOL I just saw that shop around the corner wish!

    I have the exact same dream (I am betting you read the post ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  38. ๐Ÿ˜€ aywa tab3an I read it. Apparently it is a common dream among many bloggers ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. Hello Nermeena..!
    Remember me?Mohamad(Alexandria).? believe it or not,i was watching a movie called Agora,which is telling about “Hypatia” the alexandrian philosopher and scientist,when Alexandria was the center of the civilized universe.!
    I just remembered your blog and you came to my mind..!!
    I don’t know why..!But i feel now i really missed writing to you,and of course reading from you..!
    Let me say, missed you..so much..!
    I will continue watching the movie and waiting for your reply then..!!
    Waiting..!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Mohamad (Alexandria)

  40. Mohamed,
    sorry for the late reply. Agora is an amazing movie, was deeply touched watching it. This is like the best(est) note ever. Am speechlees ๐Ÿ˜€
    salamat to your lovely city

  41. Hey Nerro,
    where da heck have been? ๐Ÿ™‚
    how about this? if you concern about good movies or books,tell me the recent you have watched or read.
    It will be good opportunity for me to learn more.
    I will start, I’ve just finished an arabic novel called ูู‰ ูƒู„ ุงุณุจูˆุน ูŠูˆู… ุฌู…ุนุฉ ,author: Ebraheem Abd Elmegeed,
    I will wait for your questions about it.

  42. i like this site and all subjects you talk about

  43. This is a very nice blog! I found yours through one of the blogs on my blogroll.. Keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Hi, nice to meet you !

  45. Glad to find your blog while surfing the internet today =))
    I like your dream of the shop around the corner.. I share this dream with you =))
    keep writing and dreaming!

  46. Dear Nermeen,

    I am writing to you from Sisters against Violent Extremism (SAVE), the counter-terrorism platform of Women without Borders, works to empower women all over the world to take an active role in the efforts against violent extremism and radicalisation and to realise and bring in their potential to solve conflicts and prevent acts of terrorism.

    A part of our team will be travelling to Cairo from Friday, 13 May to Friday 20 May 2011 to gain more insight into the developments in Egypt, especially with regard to the role of women in the pro-democracy movement. We are very interested in meeting Egyptians who have closely followed the events and are putting forward their opinions and facilitate discussions on their blogs.

    We found your blog/contributions to blogs on the internet and would like to suggest a meeting to discuss the situation in Egypt as you perceive it. We would also be most interested to discuss the possibility of future collaborative projects.

    For more information on SAVE, please go to our website: http://www.women-without-borders.org/save/ or our blog: http://womenwithoutborders-save.blogspot.com/

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require any further information. We look forward to hearing from you!

  47. Hello…I found your blog while looking for a poem…I liked so much what you write. It was a wonderful gift in this Sunday morning. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you!

  48. Hello Nerro – Thanks for keeping an open dialogue. Writing about real passions and feelings keeps society and culture open. Best wishes from NYC.

  49. Hi Nerro,

    My name is Omniya Baghdadi, an egyptian woman living in Brisbane, Australia. I received an email whilst at work regarding an event dedicated to women and was inspired to be the voice of Egyptian women…

    I have been deeply saddened by the numerous (..numerous..how sad that I use such a word) attacks taking place against the gems in Egyptian society, women. Without thinking twice, I responded to the organisers of this event and requested for a spot to speak. I then commenced my online search for inspiring female bloggers and found you.

    Therefore, I would love to tell your story, along with other women that would like to be heard. Would you like to put together a story for me to read out? These are stories definitely worth telling. I am happy to assist in ANY way possible..

    p.s: If time permits, I would also like to read it prior to this event..at another public speaking event taking place next week.

    Lots of love and respect,

  50. Omniya, I hope it is not too late. Where can I send you my input?

  51. You aren’t too late ๐Ÿ™‚ Please send it to my email ๐Ÿ™‚ very very much appreciated!

  52. Hi, how are you?

    Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!

  53. Hello. I’m an American living in the UK with an Egyptian husband. We visit Cairo often to see family. I recently have found out that Egypt has the highest rate of female circumcision in all the world and I’m struggling to find any real accounts from Egyptian women about the subject, their views and beliefs, other than older books written by Nawal El Saadawi from the 1970’s. I’m curious as to why female circumcision is still so widespread in Egypt regardless of the 2008 ban, and where this practice takes place and how Egyptian women feel about it. I would be very interested to read what you have to say about this subject. Thank you.

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