Penguin Book

The Egyptians

Jack Shenker

This book charts a journey into the most populous country in the Arab World and the hidden spaces that lie within it - spaces populated by people who have just initiated a dramatic and ongoing revolution. Exploding the widespread notion that Egypt's anti-government uprising arose out of nowhere - or that it is finished - it will explore the multiple pockets of resistance that have been animating the nation's cities, deserts and waterways for years, and in the process unpick the tangled threads of struggle that are set to shape Egypt's uncertain future. Narrated through the first-person experiences of one of the few international journalists to live in the country throughout the years leading up to revolution this book hopes to bring Egypt alive by recounting the lives of Egyptians from every corner of society. Combined with new archival research, it will offer an unfinished portrait of an unfinished country, and explore questions of when a revolution really begins, and when it ends.

In early 2008 Jack Shenker, an award-winning London-born journalist, travelled overland to Cairo to explore the chasm between the Arab World's western-backed autocrats and the people they ruled. He soon became the Guardian's Egypt correspondent, and went on to emerge as a central figure in the reporting of Egypt's revolution and the drama of Tahrir Square. His coverage won him an Amnesty International Award for excellence in human rights reporting and a long-listing for the Orwell Prize for political journalism.

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Format TPS
234 x 153mm
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Audio (Unabridged)
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