The City Always Wins: Omar Robert Hamilton
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Sep 21, 2017 7:00–9:00pm
Organized by: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Venue: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Address: 1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek
Admission: Free public event

The City Always Wins: Reading and Discussion with Omar Robert Hamilton

"We've been doing the same thing for hundreds of years. Marching, fighting, chanting, dying, changing, winning, losing. This time will be different. This time the future can still be made new." 

Brave, visceral, and electric with tension, Omar Robert Hamilton's debut novel uniquely captures the feverish intensity of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. From the euphoria of mass protests to the chilling silence of the morgue, 'The City Always Wins' is a chronicle of events that continue to reverberate around the world. 

“You need discipline to win a war. You need chaos to win an insurgency. So which are we?” 

A co-founder of Cairo’s Mosireen collective (مُصِرّين) and a contributor toMada Masr, The Guardian & the London Review of Books, Hamilton was deeply engaged in the documentation of the revolution and has spent the last three years writing ‘The City Always Wins’ – a history of both the years of triumph and the subsequent counter-revolution. ‘The City Always Wins’ was published in English by Faber & Faber. The Arabic translation is forthcoming.

Join us for a reading and a discussion with the author.

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The number of seats is limited. We open our doors at 6:30 and close them at 7:15 or earlier in case the lecture room has reached its full capacity, out of security reasons. Arriving in time is advised.