Sally Magdy Zahran grew up in Cairo with her family and only lived in Sohag for four years, where she enrolled in the English department at the Faculty of Arts. Her father, a university professor, was recruited by the university in Sohag and her family still resides there.
Upon completing her studies, Zahran moved back to Cairo and worked as a translator. On 28 January 2011 (the Friday of Anger) she was clubbed in the back of the head with a bat and died.
One of the many women and men who died during the successful Egyptian uprising. More at Egypt Remembers.
If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation … want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.