Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

Thanassis Cambanis


Award-winning journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells the “wonderfully readable and insightful” (Booklist, starred evaluate) inside of tale of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

Cambanis brings to existence the noble dreamers who introduced Egypt to the threshold of freedom, and the darkish strong forces that—for the time being—stopped them brief. yet he additionally tells a common tale of inspirational humans keen to rework themselves on the way to remodel their society. He makes a speciality of pivotal leaders: One is Basem, an apolitical middle-class architect who places his complete relations at risk while he seizes the opportunity to enhance his kingdom. the opposite is Moaz, a contrarian Muslim Brother who defies his personal association to hitch the opposition.

These revolutionaries had little greater than their idealism with which to conflict the key police, the outdated oligarchs, and a power-hungry army decided to maintain regulate. Basem desired to swap the process from inside and have become one of many simply revolutionaries to win a seat in parliament. Moaz took a unique direction, confident that in simple terms road strain from formative years pursuits may dismantle the previous order. Their brave and imperfect judgements produced an rebellion with one enduring end result: No Arab chief ever back can take the population’s consent for granted.

Once Upon a Revolution is “a great addition to the literature on Egypt’s rebellion” (Library Journal). that includes particular and particular reporting, Thanassis Cambanis’s “fluent, clever, and hugely expert book…convincingly explains what occurred in Egypt over the past 4 years” (The ny occasions publication Review).

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