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Egypt 1919: The Revolution in Literature and Film

Dina Heshmat


The 1919 anti-colonial revolution is a key moment in modern Egyptian history and a historical reference point in Egyptian culture through the century. Dina Heshmat argues that literature and film have played a central role in the making of its memory. She highlights the processes of remembering and forgetting that have contributed to shaping a dominant imaginary about 1919 in Egypt, coined by successive political and cultural elites. As she seeks to understand how and why so many voices have been relegated to the margins, she reinserts elements of the different representations into the domina ... More

Keywords: anti-colonial struggle, Egyptian film, gender, Egyptian nationalist movement, Modern Arabic Literature, Naguib Mahfouz, 2011 revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474458351
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dina Heshmat, author
American University in Cairo