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Posts Tagged: Arab Spring

Voices from the Arab Spring

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Now That We Have Tasted Hope archives the “most important” primary source documents of the Arab Spring. Published by McSweeney’s and Byliner, and edited by Rumpus contributor Daniel Gumbiner, the book derives its title from Khaled Mattawa’s poem by the same name. “From the harrowing accounts of tortured protesters to the hollow appeals of crumbling regimes […]

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An Egypt/Arab Spring Roundup

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Start with Juan Cole, who specializes in this area. He has a good list of links to Arab news sources and gives a well-rounded look at what’s happening right now in Egypt. Short version–the revolution is ongoing and the military doesn’t want to give up power. The Guardian continues its stellar live coverage. Turkey’s Prime […]

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From Travel To War Writing

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“The guidebook I researched last winter was never published, put on hold when the Arab Spring surged into Libya that February. I was writing a guidebook to a country that no longer exists; a country where busloads of Italian tourists gathered around hotel buffets; where billboards advertised the Qaddafi brand—forty-one years, they sang, the leader’s […]

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Post-Revolt Lit

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“The concept of the ‘individual’ has been born during these revolts. At the same time, tribal structures and ethnic traditions will not simply disappear. Tribal culture will have to enter into a modern framework and that is very complicated but individualism is here to stay.” In this interview, Moroccan-born novelist and poet Ben Taher Jelloun […]

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