Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions by Asaad Al-SalehVoices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions by Asaad Al-Saleh

Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

byAsaad Al-Saleh

Paperback | March 3, 2015

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Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Beginning in 2011, these stories offer unique access to the message that inspired citizens to act, their experiences during revolt, and the lessons they learned from some of the most dramatic changes and appalling events to occur in the history of the Arab world. The riveting, revealing, and sometimes heartbreaking stories in this volume also include voices from Syria.

Featuring participants from a variety of social and educational backgrounds and political commitments, these personal stories of action represent the Arab Spring's united and broad social movements, collective identities, and youthful character. For years, the volume's participants lived under regimes that brutally suppressed free expression and protest. Their testimony speaks to the multifaceted emotional, psychological, and cultural factors that motivated citizens to join together to struggle against their oppressors.

Asaad Al-Saleh is assistant professor of Arabic, comparative literature, and cultural studies in the Department of Languages and Literature and the Middle East Center at the University of Utah. His research focuses on issues related to autobiography and displacement in Arabic literature and political culture in the Arab world.Peter Sl...
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Title:Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab RevolutionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231163193

ISBN - 13:9780231163194

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Foreword: Understanding Recent Social and Political Developments in the Middle East and North Africa: A Personal Odyssey, by Peter SluglettAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Tunisia2. Egypt3. Libya4. Yemen5. SyriaBibliography

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