Diaries of An Unfinished Revolution

Diaries of An Unfinished Revolution

Voices From Tunis to Damascus

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Penguin Putnam
An English PEN Award?winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring

As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came via analysts and academics, experts and expats. We heard about Facebook posts and Tweeted calls to action, but what was missing was testimony from on-the-ground participants?which is precisely what Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together in Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution. These essays and profoundly moving, often harrowing, firsthand accounts span the region from Tunisia to Syria and include contributors ranging from student activists to seasoned journalists?half of whom are women. This unique collection explores just how deeply politics can be held within the personal and highlights the power of writing in a time of revolution.


Random House, Inc.
An English PEN Award–winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring

As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came via analysts and academics, experts and expats. We heard about Facebook posts and tweeted calls to action, but what was missing was testimony from on-the-ground participants—which is precisely what Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together inDiaries of an Unfinished Revolution. These essays and profoundly moving, often harrowing, firsthand accounts span the region from Tunisia to Syria and include contributors ranging from student activists to seasoned journalists—half of whom are women. This unique collection explores just how deeply politics can be held within the personal and highlights the power of writing in a time of revolution.

Baker & Taylor
This collection of essays taken from the front lines of the revolution that began sweeping through the Arab world in the Spring of 2011 features the often harrowing first-person accounts of events from student activists, journalists and women from Tunisia to Syria. Original.

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This collection of eight essays and an introduction seeks to provide a more immediate view of the 'Arab Spring' events of 2011 than the leader-focused news which was received by much of the world. The authors are journalists, writers and activists (many of them women) who are all native to or based in the countries about which they write. The essays provide an informed, personal view of events that year--as well as some of the context and background to those events--in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. This book was a winner of the English PEN award. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, 2013
Description: xvi, 208 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780143125150
014312515X
Branch Call Number: 323.044091 Dia

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