• Riad Ismat
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


Over the past half century, many brave, creative writers and artists from Egypt, Tunisia and Syria cleverly evaded censorship to tell the truth about political and social issues in their countries. I call them “Shamans of the Arab Spring”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad Ismat
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  1. 1.Buffett Institute for Global StudiesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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