Mahmood

Mahmood, in his early 30s, a student from Egypt

Mahmood lived in the US before arriving in Ireland. His family still lives in Egypt. He found it difficult to find accommodation in Ireland. His life is rather focused on him finishing his degree and finding a job in Ireland.


Interviewee:      This guy, do you know this guy? [Speaks Arabic] This is an Egyptian Liverpool player.

Interviewer:       Ah.

Interviewee:      He’s a player, yeah. He’s a player in Liverpool. They’re top in the Premier League. And this guy too. Do you know this guy?

Interviewer:       Yeah, that’s Freddie Mercury.

Interviewee:      No, not Freddie Mercury. This is Rami Malek.

Interviewer:       This is Rami Malek.

Interviewee:      Yeah, he’s Egyptian too. So both of them are Egyptian, yeah.

Interviewer:       Can you take a photo of this?

Interviewee:      But I need to be quick. Okay.

Interviewer:       That’s funny.

Interviewee:      Yeah, so the guy in the front his name is Mohammed, Mohammed Salah. He calls it Mo Salah.

Interviewer:       Oh, Mo Salah. Alright, okay.

Interviewee:      Yeah, Mo Salah, yeah.

Interviewer:       But there was something racist going on against him, right?

Interviewee:      Against everyone.


This guy, do you know this guy? This is an Egyptian Liverpool player. He’s a player, yeah. He’s a player in Liverpool. They’re top in the Premier League. And this guy too. Do you know this guy? This is Rami Malek. He’s Egyptian too. So both of them are Egyptian, yeah. I need to be quick [to take a photo of the bus]. Okay. […] Yeah, so the guy in the front his name is Mohammed, Mohammed Salah.

One of my favourite shops.

This road is where I do most of my grocery shopping.

My home, which is very small. I am going to move out soon from this place.

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