Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir

Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir

by Mona Prince


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Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir by Mona Prince

Mona Prince’s humorous and insightful memoir tells of one woman’s journey as a hesitant revolutionary through the eighteen days of the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Alongside the brutal violence of the security forces, the daily battles of resistance, and the author’s own abduction and beating at the hands of the police, this is a story of exceptional solidarity, perseverance, and humanity. Juggling humor and horror, hope and fear, certitude and anxiety, Prince immerses us in the details of each unpredictable and fateful day. She mixes the political and the personal, the public and the private to expose and confront divisions within her family, as well as her own social prejudices, which she discovers through encounters with diverse sectors of society, from police conscripts to street children.
Revolution Is My Name is a testimony not only of women’s participation in the Egyptian uprising and their courage in confronting constrictive gender divides at home and on the street, but equally of their important contribution as chroniclers of the momentous events of January and February 2011.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774166693
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 01/21/2015
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mona Prince was born in Cairo in 1970. She is associate professor of English Literature at Suez Canal University in Egypt. She has published novels (including So You May See, AUC Press, 2011) and short stories in Arabic, and has translated both poetry and short stories. In 2012, she nominated herself for the Egyptian presidency in the run-up to the country’s first ever democratic presidential elections.

Samia Mehrez is professor of Arabic literature in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilization and director of the Center for Translation Studies at the American University in Cairo. She is the author of The Literary Atlas of Cairo (AUC Press, 2010) and The Literary Life of Cairo (AUC Press, 2011), and editor of Translating Egypt’s Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (AUC Press, 2012).

Table of Contents

1. Tuesday, January 25, 2011
2. Wednesday, January 26, 2011
3. Suez
4. Thursday, January 27, 2011
5. Friday of Rage, January 28, 2011
6. Saturday January 29
7. Sunday, January 30: Afternoon
8. The First Million-Protestor March: Tuesday, February 1
9. Wednesday, February 2: The Battle of the Camel
10. Thursday, February 3
11. Friday of Departure
12. The Week of Perseverance
13. Friday of Deliverance: February 11

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