The Map of Love - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

Anna describes the sad news that Prime Minister Ghali is dead at the hand of al-Wardani, who is sure to hang for the murder. Wardani insists he acted alone for the good of Egypt to remove a traitor. Wardani, a Copt, never mentions religion, but is being set up as a martyr. Sharif is sad two excellent men are lost. Layla describes the aftermath: Ghali's successor invites Sharif to join the cabinet, but he refuses until the occupation ends. Husni fears Sharif's independence is exposing him to danger. Sharif is working ceaselessly to rally the Assembly against extending the Canal lease. Governor Gorst wants out of Egypt but can find no replacement. People are optimistic as ex-President Theodore Roosevelt visits Egypt.

Anna writes Sir Charles, about Roosevelt's offensive speech, declaring religious fanaticism will prevent Egyptian self-government for generations. People have learned the hard...

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