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Artists, writers and the Arab Spring

Author: Riyāḍ ʻIṣmat
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Series: Middle East today.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book aims to explore the foresight of prominent Middle Eastern authors and artists who anticipated the Arab Spring, which resulted in demands for change in the repressive and corrupted regimes. Eventually, it led to cracking down on the protests with excessive force, which caused tremendous human suffering, destruction, and also escalation of extreme insurgency. The author analyzes major literary and artistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riyāḍ ʻIṣmat
ISBN: 9783030026677 3030026671
OCLC Number: 1054364635
Description: x, 175 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The pioneers of social justice --
Naguib Mahfouz: symbolism versus realism --
Tawfiq al-Hakim: a pyramid of Arabic drama --
Nizar Qabbani: Jasmine never dies --
Ghada Samman: mosaic of memory --
Youssef Chahine: destiny --
Part II. Rebellious f52iction writers --
Yusuf Idris & Zakaria Tamer --
Khairy Alzahaby, Gamal el-Ghitani & Halim Barakat --
Son'allah Ibrahim, Fawwaz Haddad & Nawal el-Saadawi --
Part III. Drama of revolt --
Modern theatre in Tunisia --
Alfred Farag & Sa'dallah Wannous --
Mamdouh Adwan, Mahmoud Diyab & Naguib Surur --
Sa'd al-Din Wahba & Walid Ikhlasi --
Salah Abdel Sabour & Rashad Rushdi --
Muhammad al-Maghout & Ali Salem.
Series Title: Middle East today.
Responsibility: Riad Ismat.

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