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Messages from Tahrir: Signs from Egypt's Revolution

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One of the many striking things about Egypt's 25 January Revolution as manifested in Cairo's Tahrir Square was the imagination and creativity of the posters, placards, and signs that the protesters wore, waved, or hung from buildings, fences, and lampposts day by day throughout the demonstrations. These emotive messages displayed a range of visual inventiveness and linguistic dexterity (in Arabic, English, and several other languages) that expressed very powerful feelings yet often entertained at the same time. Egyptian amateur photographer Karima Khalil here gathers images taken by herself and others of these messages, showing their great variety, from the simple and repeated Irhal ("Leave"), written in a hundred different ways, to poems, rhyming slogans, puns, jokes, and tributes to the martyrs killed by security forces in the protests. These messages form a compelling visual record of a people's long suppressed hopes and desires.

About the Author

Karima Khalil, a medical doctor, lives in Cairo. The photographers represented in this book are both local and foreign, amateur and professional.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774165122
Author:
Khalil, Karima (edt)
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Author:
Khalil, Karima
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Subject:
World History-Africa
Copyright:
Series Volume:
Signs from Egypt's R
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color illus.
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
8.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 in 1.275 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » Africa
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