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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Book Presentation: "LIBERATION SQUARE" by Ashraf Khalil

Ashraf Khalil will present his new book "Liberation Square" on Thursday May 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM in Mary Cross Lecture Hall in AUC New Cairo Campus and on Monday May 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the AUC Press Tahrir Bookstore in AUC Tahrir Campus (entrance from Mohammed Mahmoud gate). Both events will include a book signing and a question-and-answer session.

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 was more than a spontaneous uprising. It was the end result of years of mounting tension, brought on by a state that shamelessly abused its authority, rigging elections, silencing opposition, and violently attacking its citizens. When revolution bloomed in the region in January 2011, Egypt was a country whose patience had expired—with a people primed for liberation.
As a journalist based in Cairo, Ashraf Khalil was an eyewitness to the storm that brought down the Mubarak regime. He was subjected to tear gas alongside protesters in Tahrir Square, barely escaped an enraged mob, and watched the day-to-day developments from the frontlines. From the halls of power to the back alleys of Cairo, he offers a one-of-a-kind look at a nation in the throes of an uprising.

Liberation Square is a revealing and dramatic look at the revolution that transformed Egypt’s modern history.

For more about Ashraf Khalil's Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation (AUC Press, 2012), click here.

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