August 16, 2013, twenty-six-year-old Amr Kassem attended a peaceful protest in
Alexandria, Egypt along with thousands of others, rallying against the mass
injustices taking place in the aftermath of the coup d’etat by the Egyptian
military under the command of Abdel Fattah al_sis. As Kassem returned home to
his family, an Egyptian army sniper shot and killed him, leaving a woman
widowed and a child fatherless.
A Temporary Gift is a record of journal
entries written by Kassem’s widow, Asmaa Hussein, during the two years
following his departure from this world.
is about re-learning how to live in the face of immense trauma. It is a
reminder that beyond the pain and darkness of loss there is still the potential
of light in patience and constancy.
300 Pages, 5×8″ paperback.