Walaa Fathe  |  Literature  |  2012  |  Egypt
A quasi-autobiographical story set in Cairo highlighting the exceptional transitions experienced by the country and the author’s private life. It begins initially as an attempt by the author to overcome personal trauma through creative narrative and, as events evolve, her stories weave together private and public concerns. The story becomes a search for a better understanding of herself and her role in the surrounding developments of her country as seen from her first hand experience as a resident in an old down-town building located near the Ministry of Interior just minutes away from “Tahrir” Square.