The Egyptians: A Radical Story.

Shenker, Jack.

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Provides a comprehensive, historically informed and politically shrewd account of the struggle for democracy in Egypt this century. An impassioned account of a 'radical Egypt' waging battle against a power-hoarding state, he pulls no punches in his examination of the Egyptian establishment and has a tenacious empathy for the underdog. ‘Essential reading for those who want to go beyond the conventional wisdom and understand the real causes of upheaval in the Arab world’.

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'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'- Noam Chomsky'The deepest and most comprehensive account of Egypt's revolution in the English language' - Paul MasonEgypt is a nation in turmoil, caught in a cycle of revolution and counter-revolution. In The Egyptians: A Radical Story, Jack Shenker uncovers the historical roots of today's unrest and reveals a land divided between two irreconcilable political orders: authoritarian power and grassroots resistance. Challenging conventional analyses that focus only on the battle between Islamists and secular forces, he travels the Arab World's most populous country to explore other, far more important fault lines - the communities waging war against transnational corporations, the people subverting long-established gender norms, the workers seizing control of their factories, and the novelists, graffiti artists and back-alley DJs defying their repressive regime.Showing that the revolution was no isolated episode but rather part of an ongoing struggle against state authority and economic exclusion, Shenker explains why recent events are so threatening to elites both inside Egypt and abroad. While Egyptian rulers seek to eliminate dissent, seeded within the politics of the young generation are forms of democracy, social justice and resistance that could yet change the world.

Book Details

Author Shenker, Jack.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Number of Pages 560
Publish Date 26/01/2017
Catalogue Apr18
Catalogue book number 4023