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Karima Khalil


New Texts Out Now: Karima Khalil, Messages from Tahrir

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Karima Khalil, editor, Messages from Tahrir. Cairo and New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you put this book together? Karima Khalil: One of the first things I saw when I went to Tahrir for the first time on 29 January 2011 was a man standing quietly, holding a sign in Arabic saying: “I used to be afraid but I became Egyptian.” I thought this was an incredibly powerful statement, coming as we did from thirty years of repression ...

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Karima Khalil


Karima Khalil is an Egyptian doctor and photographer who documented the eloquence of the Tahrir protesters’ signs in the moving bestseller, Messages from Tahrir (American University in Cairo Press, 2011). She lives in Cairo with writer Max Rodenbeck and their daughter Laila.