Be Patient, Egypt, the Light of Day is about to Emerge
"يا مصر هانت وبانت"
Spoken word poet Tamim al-Barghouti recited this poem on Al-Jazeera Mubasher on 28 January 2011 - dubbed the 'Day of Rage' by protesters. The poem could be considered a call to continue resisting the regime. It certainly touched the hearts of many and was subsequently projected onto screens in Tahrir Square during the 18 day sit-in.
Al-Barghouti is Palestinian-Egyptian. His mother was the late Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour. His father is Palestinian writer and poet Mourad al-Barghouti.
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Tamim al-Barghouti, “Be Patient, Egypt, the Light of Day is about to Emerge,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed May 20, 2022, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/237.