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I, like so many others, now feel diminished by the silencing of your voice. You three were remarkable men forged in the colonial crucible and fired unevenly by the enthusiasms of liberation movements. Driven by your burdens, you gave yourselves to the world. I like to imagine the three of you now sitting up there in heaven, drinking Johnnie Walker Black and talking politics. I sit here on the earthen terrace with the sunset warming the pharaonic temple across the field, wondering how to carry on your work. The first step, I know, is to keep talking about Palestine.

Love,
Lila

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— Lila Abu-Lughod on Edward, Ibrahim and Eqbal. An excerpt from About Politics, Palestine, and Friendship: A Letter to Edward from Egypt.