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Novelist Ahdaf Soueif on Egypt's Revolution: "People Were Rediscovering Themselves." 2 of 2

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Published on Mar 8, 2011

DemocracyNow.org -
Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif took part in Egypt's revolution and was in Cairo's Tahrir Square nearly every day of the 18-day popular uprising. Democracy Now! interviews Soueif on March 8, the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, to discuss the revolution and its significance.

Watch Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbk9ek...

"Almost overnight, a civic space was created in Tahrir Square that was the ideal space that one imagined, that everyone imagined, how the country should be or any country should be," Soueif says. "Everyone was finding the best in themselves and putting it forward." She wrote the forward to the new book, "Tweets from Tahrir" (OR Books, March 2011): http://www.orbooks.com/our-books/twee...

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