Journalism: Egypt Uprising: Winter '12
Despite the ongoing struggle in Tahrir Square, people carried on living. While there probably wouldn’t have been an uprising if it weren’t for some notable bloggers and social-media users, nothing would have been made possible without the support of teachers, students, preachers, doctors, engineers, electricians, bakers, and just about everybody in the square.
Once united after the fall of the former president Mubarak, divisions grew in the following months, as if somehow people in Tahrir Square today have forgotten that if it hadn’t been for Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed twenty-six-year-old vendor in Tunisia, there would probably not have been what we call today, an "Arab Spring".
I always found it inspiring that populations just seemed to continue living despite the horrors that surrounded them … as if war and violence couldn’t shadow our need for something sweet.
Selected Text and images for The New Yorker.