Captures the intoxicating romance of the weeks when anything seemed possible. Souief writes with verve and passion, offering the authentic voice of the liberal Egyptian who risked everything because she wanted her country to have freedom and democracy ( Daily Telegraph)
Should serve as a heartening reminder of what [people] are capable of achieving when united and courageous ( The Economist)
There's a passionate immediacy to Soueif's febrile descriptions of those halcyon first days of revolution ... Soueif is an excellent observer ( Metro)
Soueif is a political analyst and commentator of the best kind ( London Review of Books)
Ahdaf Soueif was born and brought up in Cairo. When the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 erupted on January 25th, she, along with thousands of others, called Tahrir Square home for eighteen days. She reported for the world's media and did, like everyone else, whatever she could.
Cairo tells the story of the Eygyptian Revolution, of how on the 28th of January when The People took the Square and torched the headquarters of the hated ruling National Democratic Party, The (same) People formed a human chain to protect the Antiquities Museum and demanded an official handover to the military; it tells how, on Wednesday, February 2nd, as The People defended themselves against the invading thug militias and fought pitched battles at the entrance to the Square in the shadow of the Antiquities Museum, The (same) People at the centre of the square debated political structures and laughed at stand-up comics and distributed sandwiches and water. People everywhere want to make this Revolution their own, and we in Egypt want to share it.
Ahdaf Soueif, novelist, commentator, and activist, navigates her history of Cairo and her journey through the Revolution that's redrawing its future. Through a map of stories drawn from private history and public record Soueif charts a story of the Revolution that is both intimately hers and publicly Egyptian.
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Trade Jan 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 195x120x17 mm. Neuware - The story of the revolution and a personal journey into the city of Ahdaf Soueif's childhood 288 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781408830505