Generation Revolution
Generation Revolution
On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East
Rachel Aspden



In 2003 Rachel Aspden arrived in Egypt as a 23-year-old journalist. She found a country on the brink of change. The two-thirds of Egypt's eight million citizens under the age of 30 were stifled, broken, and frustrated, caught between a dictatorship that had nothing to offer them and their autocratic parents’ generation, defined by tradition and obedience.

In January 2011 the young people’s patience ran out. They thought the revolution that followed would change everything. But as violence escalated, the economy collapsed, and as the united front against President Mubarak shattered into sectarianism, many found themselves at a loss.

Following the stories of four young Egyptians — Amr, the atheist software engineer; Amal, the village girl who defied her family and her entire community; Ayman, the one-time religious extremist; and Ruqayah, the would-be teenage martyr — Generation Revolution exposes the failures of the Arab Spring and shines new light on those left in the wake of its lost promise.

Title Generation Revolution
Subtitle On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East
Author Rachel Aspden
Publisher Other Press
Title First Published 07 February 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 1590518551
ISBN-13 9781590518557
Publication Date 07 February 2017
Main content page count 272
Weight 32 oz.
 


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