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.
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
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
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