Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed

Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed


When throngs of Egyptians accumulated in Tahrir sq. to call for the autumn of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, Ahdaf Soueif—author, journalist, lifelong progressive—was between them. Now, during this deeply own paintings, Soueif summons her storytelling skills to track her city’s—and nation’s—ongoing transformation.
         She writes of the early life who led the revolts, and of the jubilation within the streets at Mubarak’s departure. We then watch as Egyptians struggle for democracy, because the period in-between army executive throws up hindrances at each step, and as an Islamist is voted into strength. by contrast stormy backdrop, Soueif casts thoughts of her personal Cairo—the open-air cinema; her family’s land, in sight of the pyramids—and affirms the wonderful thing about this old urban. Soueif's postscript considers Egypt’s more moderen turns in its tough yet deeply inspiring direction towards its nice human aims.

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