Cairo: My City, Our Revolution

Cairo: My City, Our Revolution


during the last few months i've got brought lectures, displays and interviews at the Egyptian Revolution. i've got had overflowing homes in every single place, been stopped via previous women on the street and had my hand shaken by means of quite a few taxi drivers and shopkeepers. And all simply because i am Egyptian and the glitter of Tahrir is upon me. They sought after me to speak to them, to inform them tales approximately it, to inform them how, at the twenty eighth of January once we took the sq. and the folks torched the headquarters of the hated ruling nationwide Democratic get together, The (same) humans shaped a human chain to guard the Antiquities Museum and demanded an respectable handover to the army; to inform them how, on Wednesday, February second, because the humans defended themselves opposed to the invading thug militias and fought pitched battles on the front to the sq. within the shadow of the Antiquities Museum, The (same) humans on the centre of the sq. debated political constructions and laughed at stand-up comics and disbursed sandwiches and water; to inform them of the chants and the poetry and the songs, of ways we danced and waved on the F16s that our President flew over us. humans in every single place need to make this Revolution their very own, and we in Egypt are looking to percentage it. Ahdaf Soueif - novelist, commentator, activist - navigates her background of Cairo and her trip in the course of the Revolution that is redrawing its destiny. via a map of news drawn from deepest heritage and public checklist Soueif charts a narrative of the Revolution that's either in detail hers and publicly Egyptian. Ahdaf Soueif was once born and taken up in Cairo. whilst the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 erupted on January twenty fifth, she, in addition to hundreds of thousands of others, referred to as Tahrir sq. domestic for eighteen days. She stated for the world's media and did - like each person else - no matter what she might.

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