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Democracy is the Answer - Egypt's Years of Revolution

by Alaa Al Aswany

Democracy is the Answer - Egypt's Years of Revolution Synopsis

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.

Democracy is the Answer - Egypt's Years of Revolution Press Reviews

Al Aswany [is the] greatest living Egyptian novelist and the finest weather vane of the country s contemporary up-again, down-again revolutionary history. --Robert Fisk

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909942714
Publication date: 9th December 2014
Author: Alaa Al Aswany
Publisher: Gingko Library
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, Political structures: democracy, 21st century history: from c 2000 -,

About Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany is the author of The Yacoubian Building and many other novels. Sarah Cleave is an editor at Gingko Library. Aran Byrne is the editor of East-West Divan, also published by the Gingko Library. Russell Harris is a curator, author, and translator. He works as an academic consultant at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London and is the translator of Amin Maalouf's Samarkand and Ahmed Faqih's Gardens of the Night. Paul Naylor works as a researcher and translator for media clients such as Al Arabiya and PBS.

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