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Arab Spring Dreams

Editat de Nasser Weddady, Sohrab Ahmari Cuvânt înainte de Gloria Steinem
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 08 May 2012
Middle Eastern youth dare to speak out in their own words about political freedom, human rights, and their hopes for transforming the region. The internationally known feminist Gloria Steinem will write the foreword. The stories here range from women fighting for the right to possess a driver's licence to terrorism to homosexuality, covering the personal and political with equal urgency.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780230115927
ISBN-10: 0230115926
Pagini: 235
Ilustrații: black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 152 x 231 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Editura: Palgrave MacMillan
Locul publicării: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Cuprins

Foreword by Gloria Steinem * Introduction * PART I - TRAPPED * "I Am Not Ayman!" * Monologue with the Prince * Living Inside 1984 * Leaving Ahlam Behind * Seeking Salvation * Citizen or Subject? * At the Polling Station * Memoirs of an Egyptian Citizen * My Medal of Blasphemy * The Shredded Exam Card * The Eid al-Adha Bribe * The Tragedy of My Lover * Art in a Cage * Black Like Me * PART II - UNEQUAL * A Persian Grandmother in Tokyo* Breaking News: MP Reveals Herself as Banned Poet * The Sacred Membrane * The Cat at the Border Crossing * Women in a Maze * Women Unwelcome * The Closing of My Anonymous Blog * Hijacking the School Play * Heaven Is Beneath Mothers’ Feet * My Sacred NO! * PART III - BREAKING THROUGH * Contaminating Minds * Breaking News: Egyptian Apostate Refuses Asylum * Every Prayer Is a Gift * "The Land Is for All." * Triumph of the Half-Naked * Breaking Through the Shari’a Loophole * Student Liberation Front * Dreams in a Drawer * "Iran, I Will Build You Again" * Undermining Decree Six * Driving Toward Equality * Just Another Day in 2013 * Anonymous No More * Conclusion

Notă biografică

SOHRAB AHMARI is a Law student at Northeastern University, USA. As a member of the American Islamic Congress's New England Council, he organizes in Boston's Iranian and Muslim communities and frequently addresses diverse, interfaith audiences about the struggle for individual liberty in the Middle East.

NASSER WEDDADYCivil is Rights Outreach Director of the American Islamic Congress. He helped design and administer the 'Dream Deferred' essay contest, and has helped lead several high-profile campaigns to free imprisoned dissidents in North Africa, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and beyond.

Caracteristici

  • Controversial: Young Middle Easterners dare to speak out in their own words about injustice, political freedom, human rights, and their hopes for transforming the region after the Arab Spring.
  • A unique collection of diverse voices from around the Arab World: 25 individual stories from a range of ages, genders and backgrounds discuss the issues and problems faced including religion, terrorism, homosexuality and education, covering the personal and political both with equal urgency.
  • High profile forward & afterward: Gloria Steinem, an internationally renowned feminist, socialist and political activist and co-founder of Ms. Magazine has written the forward. The afterward is written by Lech Walesa, a noted human rights activist, the first president of Poland and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Great editor platform and wide reach: Sohrab Ahmari and Nasser Weddady are extremely media friendly. Both have published a number articles in publications including the The Guardian, Daily News, Tablet, World Affairs, International Herald Tribune and Wall Street Journal. They are both go-to commentators on and have appeared on CNN, FOX News, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, and Radio Liberty; as well as testified to Congress.

Recenzii

"Some of these young writers possess more clarity than all the pundits combined.""--Times Literary Supplement"
"Arab Spring Dreams scratches well beneath the surface of the societies concerned and probes into their psychological and social fabric. And in doing so, it proves that contrary to the claims of so many Arab politicians, not everything that is wrong with the region is someone else's fault."--The Telegraph, London
"A slim volume that successfully presents 'treasures, surprises, and rewards.'" --"Kirkus Reviews"
"The genesis of this lean essay anthology actually preceded the protests in Tunis and Cairo by more than five years...Many of those visions now appear prescient..."Arab Spring Dreams "is a powerful boost for young people in the Middle East who seek to lift the curtain of obscurantism from a region desperate for daylight."--"Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs"
." . . Immediate and raw, the essays in this collection provide glimpses of daily life in countries where civil rights do not exist. Though the essay contest seemed like a quixotic gesture at its inception in 2005, it turns out to have been prescient." --"Publishers Weekly"
"You are now holding an exceptional book. It is particularly now when the eyes of the whole world are anxiously set on the Middle East that I am so eagerly looking forward to getting to know the stories which often do not make themselves heard among the brouhaha in the media. The essays collected here are a particularly important testimony and close to my heart as they are written by young courageous people who dare to dream of the things their parents never dreamt of. The book clearly demonstrates that no matter where we live or what religion we follow, certain fundamental values are universal."--Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the former President of Poland "This is a wonderful book, and a stirring testament to the truth that the desire for freedom and democracy transcends the boundaries of national

"A slim volume that successfully presents 'treasures, surprises, and rewards.'" --"Kirkus Reviews"
." . . Immediate and raw, the essays in this collection provide glimpses of daily life in countries where civil rights do not exist. Though the essay contest seemed like a quixotic gesture at its inception in 2005, it turns out to have been prescient." --"Publishers Weekly"
"You are now holding an exceptional book. It is particularly now when the eyes of the whole world are anxiously set on the Middle East that I am so eagerly looking forward to getting to know the stories which often do not make themselves heard among the brouhaha in the media. The essays collected here are a particularly important testimony and close to my heart as they are written by young courageous people who dare to dream of the things their parents never dreamt of. The book clearly demonstrates that no matter where we live or what religion we follow, certain fundamental values are universal."--Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the former President of Poland "This is a wonderful book, and a stirring testament to the truth that the desire for freedom and democracy transcends the boundaries of nationalities, religion, ethnicity, race and gender."--Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran"
"For too long, American readers have looked to unreliable intermediaries to learn what's on the minds of the Arab youth. But now two of the most promising young thinkers from the region have offered up a gem, "Arab Spring Dreams," giving us access to their generation's most authentic voices. To further their worthy plight for freedom, let us begin by lending an ear to their moving narratives."--Roya Hakakian, author of "Journey from the Land of No" and "Assassins of the Turquoise Palace "
"These are extraordinary and ordinary stories that underline an immutable truth: people want to live as free beings with dignity and equal rights. This collection of powerful testimonies iss

"Some of these young writers possess more clarity than all the pundits combined.""--Times Literary Supplement"
"A slim volume that successfully presents 'treasures, surprises, and rewards.'" --"Kirkus Reviews"
"The genesis of this lean essay anthology actually preceded the protests in Tunis and Cairo by more than five years...Many of those visions now appear prescient..."Arab Spring Dreams "is a powerful boost for young people in the Middle East who seek to lift the curtain of obscurantism from a region desperate for daylight."--"Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs"
." . . Immediate and raw, the essays in this collection provide glimpses of daily life in countries where civil rights do not exist. Though the essay contest seemed like a quixotic gesture at its inception in 2005, it turns out to have been prescient." --"Publishers Weekly"
"You are now holding an exceptional book. It is particularly now when the eyes of the whole world are anxiously set on the Middle East that I am so eagerly looking forward to getting to know the stories which often do not make themselves heard among the brouhaha in the media. The essays collected here are a particularly important testimony and close to my heart as they are written by young courageous people who dare to dream of the things their parents never dreamt of. The book clearly demonstrates that no matter where we live or what religion we follow, certain fundamental values are universal."--Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the former President of Poland "This is a wonderful book, and a stirring testament to the truth that the desire for freedom and democracy transcends the boundaries of nationalities, religion, ethnicity, race and gender."--Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran"
"For too long, American readers have looked to unreliable intermediaries to learn what's on the minds of the Arab youth. But now two of the most promising young thinkers from the region have offered up a gem, "Arab