Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution (Paperback)
When Egyptians began demonstrating against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak on 25 January 2011, few could anticipate that the demonstrations would grow into a revolution to astonish the world. Millions of Egyptians were soon joining in every day in cities across the country, but Tahrir Square became the beating heart of the revolution, its center, its life force, and its spirit, a spirit that was peaceful, inclusive, creative, and determined. Swedish photographer Mia Grondahl returned day after day to the square, to record the incredible tent city within a city that would not budge until the president did, and to capture the great humanity of the revolution that impressed Cairo, Egypt, and the world. This book presents a selection of her moving photographs from those historic days, along with the testimony in words of some of the people who were there.
About the Author
Mia Grondahl is a Swedish journalist and photographer who has been based in the Middle East since 1996. After five years in East Jerusalem, she is now living in Cairo. During her years in the Middle East she has documented the lives of the Palestinians in numerous exhibitions and books. Some of the photographs in this book were included in her exhibition ''UNRWA and the Palestinian Refugees: 50 Years,'' which was inaugurated by Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN headquarters in New York.