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Rising From Tahrir

Rising from Tahrir: A Humanistic Take on The Egyptian Revolution with Author Hoda Rashad

Lecture: Highlight | June 27 | 7:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

International House

In any historic event, dramatic things happen. But a chronology of events never tells us what it was like to be there. What was it like for the mothers, the writers, the activists, the Muslim Brotherhood and others? Hoda Rashad will attempt to open a window into the unique lives, histories, opinions and actions that collided to define a new Egypt. She will share the experiences of 10 very different Egyptians representing different entities and schools of thought, compiled from over 40 hours of recorded conversations, offering a deeper sense of the root causes and inner workings of the Egyptian revolution.

Hoda Rashad has a Bachelor's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and a Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. During the revolution, Rashad was involved with people at the forefront of the protests. During the days of the occupation of Tahrir (Liberation) Square, she wrote a non-political blog under the pseudonym Salma Mokadem, reporting on the dramatic events that were taking place as they occurred ( ).

She began writing a book shortly after President Mubarak abdicated his presidency in February of 2011. Her book, Rising From Tahrir, is currently available on or through her website:

Admission is FREE for I-House residents, alumni and members, $5 for students and $10 for the general public., 510-642-9460