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Arab Spring dreams : the next generation speaks out for freedom and justice from North Africa to Iran

Author: Sohrab Ahmari; Nasser Weddady
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"During the Arab Spring, the world saw a long-suppressed group in the Middle East--young people--assert itself and demand its rights. But youthful dissent did not appear overnight; for decades it has been simmering beneath the surface in countries from Saudi Arabia to Yemen, from Iran to Egypt. In Arab Spring Dreams, a number of young Middle Easterners describe their experiences with the region's laws and cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
biografi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sohrab Ahmari; Nasser Weddady
ISBN: 9780230115927 0230115926
OCLC Number: 745979641
Notes: "Featuring writings from the American Islamic Congress's Dream Deferred Essay Contest."
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A new generation of reformers speaks out --
pt. I. Trapped : "I am not Ayman!" ; Monologue with the prince ; Living inside 1984 ; Leaving Ahlam behind ; Seeking salvation ; Citizen or subject? ; At the polling station ; Memoirs of an Egyptian citizen ; My medal of blasphemy ; The shredded exam card ; The Eid al-Adha bribe ; The tragedy of my lover ; Art in a cage ; Black like me --
pt. II. Unequal : A Persian grandmother in Tokyo ; Breaking news: MP reveals herself as banned poet ; The sacred membrane ; The cat at the border crossing ; Women in a maze ; Women unwelcome ; The closing of my anonymous blog ; Hijacking the school play ; Heaven is beneath mothers' feet ; My sacred no! --
pt. III. Breaking through : Contaminating minds ; Breaking news: Eqyptian apostate refuses asylum ; Every prayer is a gift ; "The land is for all" ; Triumph of the half-naked ; Breaking through the Shari'a loophole ; Student liberation front ; Dreams in a drawer ; "Iran, I will build you again" ; Undermining Decree Six ; Driving toward equality ; Just another day in 2013 ; Anonymous no more --
Our dream deferred.
Responsibility: edited by Sohrab Ahmari and Nasser Weddady ; foreword by Gloria Steinem.

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Young Middle Easterners describe their experiences with the region's laws and cultural mores, including the crime of holding hands before marriage and young women fighting for education. Beautifully  Read more...

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