Book on Egyptian revolutions describes protests as butterfly flutter

Egyptian revolution book review series: Kefaya – laying the foundations for the 25 January revolution

This article from Ahram Online is a book review that describes the 2005 protests in Egypt, called Kefaya or Enough, and how they influenced the January 25 protests this year. The Egyptian protest “butterfly effect” is also described.

Graphic by Marlena Chertock.

The flutter of a few protests “turned into massive demonstrations and peaceful protests in many Egyptian cities, and even in other Arab countries.”


About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, Paper Darts, Wordgathering, and more. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and WTOP.
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