About this book
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 works from Egypt, Syria and Tunisia, and their political context. This monograph will be helpful to scholars and students in the growing field of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and everyone who is interested in the politics of MENA.
Artists and Arab Spring Writers and Arab Spring Naguib Mahfouz Tawfiq al-Hakim Zakaria Tamer Yusuf Idris Ghada Samman Youssef Chahine Nawal el-Saadawi Nizar Qabbani Salah Abdel Sabour Mamdouh Adwan Muhammad al-Maghout Alfred Farag Sa'dallah Wannous Mahmoud Diyab Halim Barakat Gamal el-Ghitani Fawaz Haddad