THE DAY MUBARAK WAS TRIED
DOCUMENTA 13: 048 NAWAL EL SAADAWI
Category: Facsimile / artist books
Egyptian author and human rights activist Nawal El Saadawi compares and debates the meanings of homeland versus birthplace in a controversial location such as contemporary Cairo. She weaves personal childhood memories into her account of the shifting Egyptian political climate, recording her reactions to the recent trial of Mubarak as she watches it. El Saadawi fixates on the broken television set that broadcasts Mubarak's trial as a metaphor for Egypt's presidential regimes, and portrays the trial as a play regulated by the media and scriptwriters.