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Published: 19 July 2012

340 Pages | 82 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774165337

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Translating Egypt's Revolution

The Language of Tahrir

Edited by Samia Mehrez

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • An engaging yet serious attempt to decipher and illuminate for the English-language reader the words, phrases, and writings of the 2011 revolution
  • An interdisciplinary study that connects linguistics, translation studies, comparative literature, semiotics, popular Egyptian culture, political humor, and political media
  • Explores the various modes of expression of popular protest in modern Egypt
  • Engages the layers of revolutionary narratives and translates these fields of meaning in an attempt to understand, situate, and contextualize the historic events that enveloped Egypt