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Cairo: My City, Our Revolution

Ahdaf Soueif


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The Mosaic Rooms cordially invite you to celebrate the launch of Cairo: My City, Our Revolution by  Ahdaf Soueif on Friday 20th January 2012 at 7pm.

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.

In this unique and beautiful personal document of an extraordinary moment in history, Ahdaf Soueif – novelist, commentator, activist – navigates her history of Cairo and her journey through the Revolution that is redrawing its future. Through a map of stories drawn from private history and public record Soueif charts a story of the Revolution that is both intimately hers and publicly Egyptian.

Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestselling novels The Map of Love (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and In the Eye of the Sun, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground, a collection of essays positioned at the intersection of culture and politics, and I Think of You, a collection of short stories. She writes regularly for the Guardian in the UK and al-Shorouk in Egypt, and is the founder of the Palestine Festival of Literature, PalFest.

Ahdaf will be in conversation with Omar Al-Qattan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signings.

This event is free but places are strictly limited.

RSVP info@mosaicrooms.org / 020 7370 9990