The Egyptians: A Radical Story
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Published By Allen Lane
ISBN : 9781846146329
Category : Middle East
Format : Paperback
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This superbly written book documents the great victories - and terrible setbacks - of a people thirsting for democracy and social justice. A courageous writer who gives voice to the hopes and fears of the people of Egypt (Owen Jones)

I started reading this and couldn't stop. It's a remarkable piece of work, and very revealing. A stirring rendition of a people's revolution as the popular forces that Shenker vividly depicts carry forward their many and varied struggles, with radical potential that extends far beyond Egypt (Noam Chomsky)

Shenker's book understands the Egyptian Spring, and the counter-strikes against it, as a deeper social process that, far from being over, will continue driving revolutionary upheaval in the years to come. He reframes political events as the products of social and technological change. And, above all, he refuses to give up hope. This is the deepest and most comprehensive account of Egypt's revolution in the English language, and it will set the agenda for debate throughout the Arab world (Paul Mason, author of PostCapitalism)

Jack Shenker cuts through the complacent clichés and self-flattering illusions of foreign correspondents and experts to produce an intimate and comprehensive portrait of contemporary Egypt, which is as historically informed as it is politically shrewd (Pankaj Mishra, author of From the Ruins of Empire)

Essential reading for those who want to go beyond the conventional wisdom and understand the real causes of upheaval in the Arab world (Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News and author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution)

Shenker is one of the best observers of the current scene in Egypt (Khaled Fahmy, Professor of history at the American University in Cairo)

Jack Shenker is a journalist based in London and Cairo, whose reporting has spanned the globe. Formerly Egypt correspondent for The Guardian, his coverage of the Egyptian revolution received multiple prizes. In 2012, his investigation into the deaths of African migrants in the Mediterranean was named news story of the year at the prestigious One World media awards.

 



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