Tweets from Tahrir

History has never before been told this way: raw emotion bursting from short, sharp messages. The tweet limit of 140 characters served to focus the emotions and aspirations of the activists who brought heady days of revolution to Egypt in early 2011. This book brings together a selection of key tweets and paints an exhilarating picture of an uprising in real time, providing a compelling, fast-paced narrative of the uprising by the people who made it happen. To read these posts is to embark on a rollercoaster ride, from the surprise and excitement of the first demonstration, to the horror of the violence that was perpetrated.