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Circling the Square : stories from the Egyptian Revolution

Author: Wendell Steavenson
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring' On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three decades of brutal rule. After many hopeful, turbulent years, however, Egypt seems to be back where it began, with another strongman, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in power. How did this happen' In Circling the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Steavenson, Wendell, 1970-
Circling the Square.
(OCoLC)913517683
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Steavenson
ISBN: 9780062375278 006237527X
OCLC Number: 914302648
Description: 1 online resource (x, 366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Beforeword --
Tanks --
Tahrir --
Hassan --
Welter --
Tewfik house --
Koshari --
When Platon met Wael Ghonim --
The Army is a red line --
Bread, life --
Milling --
Let's go for a walk --
Every Friday --
Maspero --
Z --
On thugs --
Trees grow --
November December January --
Circle of deceit --
A parliament --
Mogamma --
Anniversary --
The second battle of Mohammed Mahmoud --
The skin --
The standard bearer --
Graffiti --
Broken cameras --
Islam is the solution! --
Merry-go-round --
Intelligence --
On the beach --
Election --
Morsi is the President --
Lie down for a bit --
1900 : two tribes --
Down with the Brotherhood --
Citadel --
Napoleon --
Reasons to be cheerful --
Waves and sea --
Afterword --
Note about the graffiti.
Responsibility: Wendell Steavenson.

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What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring' On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three decades of brutal rule. After many hopeful, turbulent years, however, Egypt seems to be back where it began, with another strongman, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in power. How did this happen' In Circling the Square, Wendell Steavenson uses literary reportage to describe the intimate ironies and ad hoc movements of the Egyptian revolution'from Mubarak's fall to Mohammed Morsi's. Vignettes, incidents, anecdotes, conversations, musings, observations and character sketches cast a fresh light on this vital Middle Eastern story. Closely observing a wide range of people from a thug in a slum with a homemade gun to the democracy/documentary makers on Tahrir Square, to fundamentalist imams and military intelligence officers, Steavenson dares to ask: what am I looking at and how can I begin to understand it' With a novelist's eye for character, Steavenson paints indelible, instantly recognizable portraits and dilemmas that illuminate universal questions. What does democracy mean' What happens when a revolution throws the ideas and values of a society into crisis' What is a revolution, and, finally, what can it accomplish'

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