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

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

byMona Prince

Paperback | January 21, 2015

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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.
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...
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Title:Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in TahrirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 21, 2015Publisher:The American University in Cairo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9774166698

ISBN - 13:9789774166693

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"Revolution is My Name is a beautifully written, detailed text, bringing together Facebook statuses, discussions on the streets, at home, and with friends, life on a daily basis in Tahrir, conversations with military and police soldiers, and much more. A must read for anyone interested in theexperiential level of the revolution." --Atef Said, Visiting scholar and lecturer in Sociology, the University of Illinois at Chicago