Mariam and Sarah Nour Eddin are young Egyptian women – nine year old twins. They live in Ezbet El Nakhl, one of the poorest areas of Cairo. Both their parents work and they have an older sister. They like to write. This is a sample:
Sarah Nour Eddin
The day of fear
Today was Saturday, a day the Egyptian people have looked forward to with fear in their hearts. Because this was the day we would hear the verdict on the deposed Hosni Mubarak. Today, judge Ahmed Refaat started with a beautiful intro and everyone liked it, including me. At first he kept talking about hunger, poverty and the martyrs whose blood has flown for Egypt and then he started saying the sentences. He acquitted six of El Adly’s assistants, acquitted Gamal and Alaa and punished Mubarak and El Adly with life in prison. After the verdict, violent clashes happened and because of this verdict people went to Tahrir square. And that was what revived the revolution.
Mariam Nour Eddin
Who is the president?
Egypt, you are now going through very tough times, right now you are lost between two presidential candidates. So which of them is better? Morsi or Shafiq, or, to be more clear, the Glutton or the Murderer? The Glutton wants to enforce his control and authority and is greedy for the throne. The hands of the Murderer are stained with the Egyptian martyrs’ blood. So, what will become of you, Egypt my love?