Midaq Alley - Most of the characters in this story live and work here.
Kirsha's Café - Most of the characters in this story congregate here at night.
British Army - These hated occupiers remain after independence to oversee Egyptian affairs.
Hashish - This substance is allowed by the Qur'an, but is against the secular law.
Mosque of Hussain - This holy place is where beggars congregate.
Mecca and Medina - One resident of Midaq Alley fulfills his lifelong dream to make a pilgrimage to these holy places to seek forgiveness and blessing for all.
Sharif Pasha Street - This place has running water, electricity, and entryways wider than all of Midaq Alley.
Tell el-Kabir - This place is the location of the British army base, where two young men in the story find employment.
Vita's Bar - This place in the Jewish quarter is where one of the...
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