"Just finished reading WALLS OF FREEDOM. I have to say I was truly stunned by the book. I think I was expecting a certain type of graffiti book--great photos, some interviews with artists, etc. Instead of doing (just) this, you really showed the power--and importance--of paint on walls. The professionalism of the book is superb but just as importantly the energy of painting is also captured. I love how the timeline on the margins speak to the photos but does not overpower the images--and yet the photos are not just images of cool art but are contextualized: both need each other and are part of each other. It's history but a breathing history. I have read many of your FROM HERE TO FAME books and while I enjoy them all--and learn something from each of them--this book is truly remarkable."

− John Lennon

"Wow!! Received the book today and it looks fantastic. Congratulations on the fantastic outcome and good luck with future projects. Glad to have been able to help fund it and will fund future projects you might put out there. Good job."

− Nick Flight

"Finally my art work is published as part of one of the well written and documented graffiti books "Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution" .. every one now will know more about Gika , Eissa , AboObaida and a lot of other martyrs stories .. finally i can feel how important my work is and how I can change the whole world with some spray cans and share it with every one around the globe."

− Ahmed Naguib

"The best book on the Egyptian Revolution...beautiful, uplifting, and inspiring."

− Sherif Joseph Rizk

"The best book on Egypt's graffiti is 'Walls of Freedom'. Saw it again today and its excellently well done."

− Omar Robert Hamilton

"My book showed up yesterday unexpectedly and WOW! It is a beautiful piece of work that far outstripped my wildest hopes for this project! I loved the amount of care and attention given to offer quite a lot of text and narrative! I know you faced numerous challenges and it is sad that the end result has not been what was hoped still at this point for Egypt but this book serves as an amazing document of the people and the struggle and the power that we all posses. Thank you!"

− Dominic Tiberio

"This is, literally, an extraordinary book, reaching far beyond the conventional limits of art books, and one that defies categorisation. In short, it deals with the brief and tumultuous period of the recent Egyptian revolution, news of which filled the 24 hour international TV broadcasts for several weeks and made headlines in press and broadcast media around the world. Art can change the world... perhaps not as fully or as permanently as the artists hope, but in ways that go far beyond the more conventional methods of petitions and protest meetings. 'Walls of Freedom' is highly recommended for anyone, anywhere, with an interest in and/or commitment to art, the politics of protest, social change and the growing internationalisation of the world community. It belongs on the shelves of school and university libraries, and in the homes of anyone who cares about the future of humanity. It is that important."

− Richard Noyce

"Basma Hamdy and Don Karl have managed the impossible: How to document the many layers of political, personal and artistic outpourings, the developments, the set backs, the artistic initiatives and so much, much more, creating a progressive story closely linked to the specific dates, when each event took place. This alone will make the book an invaluable Encyclopedia of an important chapter in the art history of our time."

− Valdemar Andersen

"Thank you for the book. It is really great, beautifully done, full of energy, and capturing the heart of what was done and what is still trying to be done. I'm glad and proud to be part of it."

− Ahdaf Soueif

"You did an amazing job and it's an amazing project. It is one for the history departments across the world. Congrats!"

− Alan Ket

"After this book, I'm no longer worried if the last three years of work on the wall are going to be documented in a meticulous way worthy of this extraordinary time. Thank you to all those who worked on this book to document our experiences. The story is ongoing, but no regime can erase 'our walls or our truths' because this information is now part of the historical record, available to all around the world to see and read."

− Ammar Abo Bakr