Liberation Square

Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation

Ashraf Khalil

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 was more than a spontaneous uprising. It was the end result of years of mounting tension, brought on by a state that s

English edition
336 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774165580
For sale only in the Middle East

16.95

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 was more than a spontaneous uprising. It was the end result of years of mounting tension, brought on by a state that shamelessly abused its authority, rigging elections, silencing opposition, and violently attacking its citizens. When revolution bloomed in the region in January 2011, Egypt was a country whose patience had expired—with a people primed for liberation. As a journalist based in Cairo, Ashraf Khalil was an eyewitness to the storm that brought down the Mubarak regime. He was subjected to tear gas alongside protesters in Tahrir Square, barely escaped an enraged mob, and watched the day-to-day developments from the frontlines. From the halls of power to the back alleys of Cairo, he offers a one-of-a-kind look at a nation in the throes of an uprising. Liberation Square is a revealing and dramatic look at the revolution that transformed Egypt’s modern history.

Ashraf Khalil

Ashraf Khalil has covered the Middle East for The Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Middle East edition of Rolling Stone. He worked as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in the Baghdad and Jerusalem bureaus and has been based in Cairo for most of the last fifteen years.

 

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