My City, Our Revolution
Over the past few months I have delivered lectures, presentations and interviews on the Egyptian Revolution. I’ve had full houses in London, Washington, New York and elsewhere. I’ve been stopped by old ladies in the street and had my hand shaken by taxi drivers and shopkeepers. All because I’m Egyptian and the glitter of Tahrir is upon me.
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.
For years Soueif had shied away from writing about Cairo. “It hurt too much,” she admits: “But the city was there, close to me, looking over my shoulder, holding up the prism through which I understood the world, inserting herself into everything I wrote. It hurt. And now, miraculously, it doesn’t. Because my city is mine again.”
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|The Guardian: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution|
|Cairo 360: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution|
|The White Review: Interview with Ahdaf Soueif by Jacques Testard|
|The London Evening Standard: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution - review|
|Financial Times: Between hope and fear|
|Shorouk News: Excerpt part 3: (القاهرة مدينتى.. وثورتنا) .. الفصل الأخير|
|Shorouk News: Excerpt part 2: مقتطف من كتاب (القاهرة: مدينتى وثورتنا)|
|Shorouk News: Excerpt part 1:مقتطف من كتاب (القاهرة: مدينتى وثورتنا)|
|Tha National: Cairo: play-by-play of the Arab Spring's early days in Egypt|
|The Independent: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution, By Ahdaf Soueif|
|The Telegraph: Have the Arabs lost their Spring?|
|The Witness: A moving memoir on life in Egypt|
|Business Day: BOOK REVIEW: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution|
|The Irish Time: A view from Tahrir's barricades|
|The Age: Connecting for freedom|
|AlArab AlYoum: أهداف سويف تُصدر القاهرة: مدينتي وثورتنا|
|Ottawa Citizen: Arab Spring: A journalist’s bleakness and a novelist’s optimism
|Goodreads: Cairo - My city, our revolution|
|Invisile Arabs: Ahdaf Soueif, la sua Cairo, la loro Rivoluzione|
|The Daily Beast: Ahdaf Soueif Reflects on the City of Cairo|
|Wordpress: Cairo: My City, Our Revolution By Ahdaf Soueif|
|The Economist: Revolution in Egypt Square eyes Tahrir Square, one year on|
|Varsity: Cairo by Ahdaf Soueif|
|Africa is a country: Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo|
|Camden New Journal: Review - Cairo My City, Our Revolution. By Ahdaf Soueif|