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Book Title: Cairo: My City Our Revolution|
The author of the book: Ahdaf Soueif
ISBN 13: 9781408826072
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.63 MB
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited
Date of issue: January 19th 2012
Read full description of the books Cairo: My City Our Revolution:Ahdaf Soueif was born and brought up in Cairo. When the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 erupted on 25 January 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.
In this unique and beautiful book, Ahdaf Soueif - novelist, commentator, activist - takes us through her city and traces the path of the revolution that is redrawing her country's future. Weaving together stories both private and public, Soueif shares an extraordinary moment in history, both intimately hers and collectively Egyptian.
Read information about the authorAhdaf Soueif (Arabic: أهداف سويف) is an Egyptian short story writer, novelist and political and cultural commentator. She was educated in Egypt and England - studied for a PhD in linguistics at the University of Lancaster.
Her novel The Map of Love (1999) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and subsequently translated into 21 languages. Soueif writes primarily in English, but her Arabic-speaking readers say they can hear the Arabic through the English. Along with in-depth and sensitive readings of Egyptian history and politics, Soueif also writes about Palestinians in her fiction and non-fiction. A shorter version of "Under the Gun: A Palestinian Journey" was originally published in The Guardian and then printed in full in Soueif's recent collection of essays, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground (2004). Soueif has also translated Mourid Barghouti's I Saw Ramallah (with a foreword by Edward Said) from Arabic into English.
In 2007, Soueif was one of more than 100 artists and writers who signed an open letter initiated by Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism and the South West Asian, North African Bay Area Queers (SWANABAQ) and calling on the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival "to honor calls for an international boycott of Israeli political and cultural institutions, by discontinuing Israeli consulate sponsorship of the LGBT film festival and not cosponsoring events with the Israeli consulate."
In 2008 she initiated the first Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest). Soueif is also a cultural and political commentator for the Guardian newspaper and she has been reporting on the Egyptian revolution. In January 2012 she published Cairo: My City, Our Revolution – a personal account of the first year of the Egyptian revolution
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