Alaa Abd El-Fattah is not defeated

Laila Soueif speaks to Vijay Prashad about her son Alaa Abd El-Fattah and repressive crackdown against all expressions of democracy in Egypt

January 26, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

Laila Soueif, Egyptian academic and activist and mother of Abd El-Fattah, talks to Vijay Prashad about the legacy of January 25, 2011, when protests broke out that would eventually overthrew Hosni Mubarak. While the promises of those days were ultimately betrayed and repression reigns today, Laila Soueif says the young people of Egypt cannot be controlled forever this way.

She also talks about her son’s book, ‘You Have Not Yet Been Defeated,’ an ode to the endurance of Alaa’s spirit and the power of resistance.