Tag Archives: Egypt

Beautiful Radwa; Alive in the Collective Popular Memory

Beautiful Radwa, Was she bidding farewell to her family & friends when she wrote “Heavier than Radwa”? Is she gone? Is the woman, who declared her belonging to the ant family/ to the drowning-Straw party/ to the stubbornness party, gone? Is the woman who has never accepted defeat gone? ***** She never pretended to be anything other than herself. She was ... Read More »

Who dares to defy the people’ will? Who dares to chain Egypt for an hour?

"We know who caused our wounds\ we know and gathered\ we, labor peasants and students \ we began walking through a path without return\ a new era began\victory drew closer than our eyes\ victory drew closer than our hands." Ahmad Fuad Nejm ***** Young people, full of life, wanted to achieve social justice and put an end to the reign ... Read More »

Tunisia and the sign of democracy: The sound of the human voice

"I hear bravura of birds, bustle of growing wheat, gossip of flames, clack of sticks cooking my meals, I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice, I hear all the sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night." Walt Whitman   ... Read More »