EGYPT: Zouzou & Safsaf

In 1936 sloe-eyed Zeinab al Wakil, then 24, gazed into the walleyes of Mustafa Nahas, then 60 and fairly tingling with romance, and they were married. He called her Zouzou. she called him Safsaf.

Egypt's diseased, half-hungry fellahin adored Safsaf, and with their support he became chief of the powerful Wafd Party and five times Premier of Egypt. Zouzou cashed in on the adoration. In the reign of Farouk the self-indulgent, she grew into a well-corseted, fur-and diamond-bearing woman of property.

But one day last February the young officers of Egypt's revolution...

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