On April 21st, OR Books will publish Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution as It Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made It, a collection of dispatches and photographs from Twitter users during Egypt’s dramatic transfer of power last month.
The book contains “a selection of key tweets in a compelling, fast-paced narrative, allowing the story of the uprising to be told directly by the people in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.” The collection will be edited by Alex Nunns and Nadia Idle, with a foreward by author Ahdaf Soueif.
OR Books co-publisher Colin Robinson explained: “There’s something in the air this spring – a new and heady sense that change is possible. The young people who so bravely occupied Tahrir Square and got rid of a dictator have set and example that’s reverberating around the world. At OR Books we’re delighted to be publishing, at the breakneck speed our model allows, a book that describes how they did, it in their own words, all from Twitter. There’s never been a book quite like it before. With its staccato delivery and multiple viewpoints, it captures the drama and emotion of the protests with great vividness. This is history in the making, exhilaratingly alive on the page.”