Ten Years After the Arab Spring: Middle East Writers Reflect on the Arab Uprisings

Author
Jacki Lyden, Yasmine El Rashid, Kate Seelye
Content Type
Video
Institution
Middle East Institute (MEI)
Abstract
The Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Center and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University are pleased to host the second talk in a writers' series marking the 10th anniversary of the Arab uprisings. Launched this past December, Ten Years After The Arab Spring, features the voices of award-winning writers reflecting on the past decade through the lens of their writings and personal experiences. The second book talk in our series features award-winning Egyptian writer Yasmine El Rashidi discussing her debut novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer. Through a young Egyptian woman’s recount of her personal and political coming of age, El Rashidi traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in fear and silence. Yasmine El Rashidi is in conversation with American author and award-winning journalist Jacki Lyden.
Topic
History, Arab Spring, Protests, Memory, Revolution
Political Geography
Middle East
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