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In a Free State - Epilogue, from a Journal: The Circus at Luxor Summary & Analysis

V.S. Naipaul
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The unnamed narrator from the prologue describes a journey he took to Egypt, this time stopping in Milan, where he had to stay over the holidays during a period of bad weather. While in Milan, he noticed a group of Chinese people whom he recognized as fellow Asians, and who belonged to a traveling circus. These Chinese people puzzled the local Italians with their polite behavior. He then returned to Cairo, where, as a result of the revolution, the street signs were all in Arabic. In the turmoil after the revolution, the economy had changed and foreign currencies were working everywhere. Traveling to Luxor, the narrator stopped by a government rest-house, where other tourists were also stopping. He noticed a game an Italian tourist was playing, where he would throw pieces of food to local children. The...

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