"Today is January 8, 1993. I take a last look at our small flat. I rented this flat in 1960 from the owner of the building, before Sherif and I were married. I have lived in it for thirty-three years.
Sherif is strapping our bags in the hall. Throughout the thirty years of our life together the authorities have given us no respite. They were after us all the time. If we published a magazine, they closed it down. If we started a project they prevented us from carrying it through. If we established an association they told us we were breaking the laws and banned its activities. Now they were driving us out of the country."