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A resurrection of mercury - By Kamal El Gizouli

A resurrection of mercury Glimpses from the other biography of Marajan Morgan Margay
By Kamal El Gizouli* Translated by Elkhatim Elmahdi Edited by M. El Mekki Ibrahim and Amelia Charles

(1) You will not be straying far from the truth, not much anyway, if you assumed that the name of Morgan was the first thing that attracted me to that athletic, charcoal black, captivatingly handsome giant of a man. It all began late 1968. We were then green, full of life as sophomores in the school of Law and International Relations in Kiev University. Looking back, I have no doubt now that that friendship was cemented by his magnanimity, his kindness of heart, mild manners, his intrinsic loathing of shoddiness and his exceptionally rarified artistic and political sense. That friendship was further entrenched by his astonishing energy for creativity as a writer. And he was also gifted with a true musical ear, with special affinity to classics. He exuded an ever contagious zeal for student revolution, f…