By Ahdaf Soueif
Over the last few months i've got brought lectures, shows and interviews at the Egyptian Revolution. i've got had overflowing homes in every single place, been stopped via outdated women on the street and had my hand shaken by means of a variety of taxi drivers and shopkeepers.
And all simply because I'm 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 after we took the sq. and the folk torched the headquarters of the hated ruling nationwide Democratic celebration, The (same) humans shaped a human chain to guard the Antiquities Museum and demanded an legit handover to the army; to inform them how, on Wednesday, February 2d, 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 dispensed sandwiches and water; to inform them of the chants and the poetry and the songs, of the way we danced and waved on the F16s that our President flew over us. humans in all places need to make this Revolution their very own, and we in Egypt are looking to percentage it.
Ahdaf Soueif - novelist, commentator, activist - navigates her historical past of Cairo and her trip in the course of the Revolution that's redrawing its destiny. via a map of news drawn from inner most heritage and public checklist Soueif charts a narrative of the Revolution that's either in detail hers and publicly Egyptian. Ahdaf Soueif used to be born and taken up in Cairo. whilst the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 erupted on January twenty fifth, she, besides hundreds of thousands of others, known as Tahrir sq. domestic for eighteen days. She said for the world's media and did - like everybody else - no matter what she might.
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Cairo: My City, Our Revolution by Ahdaf Soueif