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Democracy is the Answer: Egypt’s Years of Revolution: Egypt’s Years of Revolution


ISBN: 978-1909942714

Hardcover: 655 pages
Publisher: Ginko Library, 2014
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.6 x 22.9 cm

As the Egyptian revolution unfolded throughout 2011 and the ensuing years, no one was better positioned to comment on it – and try to push it in productive directions – than best-selling novelist and political commentator Alba Al Aswany. For years a leading critic of the Mubarak regime, Al Aswany used his weekly newspaper column for Al-Masry Al-Youm to propound the revolution’s ideals and to confront the increasingly troubled politics of its aftermath. This book presents, for the first time in English, all of Al Aswany’s columns from the period, a comprehensive account of the turmoil of the post-revolutionary years, and a portrait of a country and a people in flux. Each column is presented along with a context – setting introduction, as well as notes and a glossary, all designed to give non-Egyptian readers the background they need to understand the events and figures that Al Aswany chronicles. The result is a definitive portrait of Egypt today – how it got here, and where it might be headed.

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