“His long residence at Cairo rendered the vulgar idiom of its inhabitants familiar to him; and knowing how few specimens of that idiom have hihterto been published, he flatters himself with the hope that this collection may interest and gratify the Orientalist, and that his explanations will be regarded as the hasty work of a traveller subject to numerous inconveniences , and who may, ins some cases, have been deceived by erroneous or defective information, and not criticised as the elaborate treatise of a learned Arabic scholar of grammarian, surrounded by all the means of making his composition perfect.” -John Lewis Burckhardt – CAIRO, 25th of March, 1817
Welcome to Larry of McArabia. My name is Keenan Duffey and I am the man behind the Twitter handle @larryofmcarabia.
I am currently pursuing an International Security MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 2012 with a major in Arabic Studies. I spent the summer of 2011 in Beirut and studied Arabic at the American University in Beirut. I also spent the months leading up to the Egyptian Revolution studying in Cairo, Egypt at the American University of Cairo.