Monthly Archives: March 2011

Translating Signs & Banners

For our third assignment in ‘translating revolution’ at the American University in Cairo, we chose to examine a selection of the thousands of banners and signs that were deployed across Egypt by protesters during recent events.  Many of the protesters … Continue reading

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Wael Ghonim’s Interview With Mona Shazly On February 7th

For their second assignment, one group examined Wael Ghonim’s interview with Mona El-Shazly on February 7th as another extremely influential interview during the revolution.  The first fifteen minutes of the interview were translated.  You can watch this first part at: … Continue reading

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Nawara Negm’s Al-Jazeera Interview on January 26th

For our second assignment, we focused on two interviews that we felt were instrumental in sustaining and inspiring the revolution.  The first interview we considered was that of Nawara Negm on Al-Jazeera on January 26th.  You can watch it at … Continue reading

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“Al Midan” by Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudi

Our first assignment was the translation of a selection from “Al Midan”, a poem by Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudi composed in colloquial Egyptian Arabic on the occasion of the January 25th Revolution. Listen to his recitation in Arabic here. A few … Continue reading

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