The revolution chapter
Title: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution Author: Publisher: Price:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (19 Jan 2012) £9.89
Ahdaf Soueif - novelist, commentator, 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. 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. This book presents her prose, rich with historical detail and debate.