Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran (Google eBook)

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Nasser Weddady, Sohrab Ahmari
Macmillan, May 8, 2012 - Political Science - 256 pages
3 Reviews

From a gay man secretly mourning his lover's suicide in Morocco to a young woman denied schooling because of religious discrimination in Iran, Arab Spring Dreams spotlights some of the Middle East's most outspoken young dissidents. The essayists cover a wide range of experiences, including premarital sex, the lack of educational opportunities, teenage marriage, and the fight for political freedom. They also highlight how repressive laws and cultural mores snuff out liberty and stifle growth and consider how previous movements - particularly the American civil rights struggle - might be channeled to effect change in their own countries. Beautifully written and profoundly moving, these stories present a decisive call for change at a crucial point in the evolution of the Middle East.

  

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Review: Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

A pretty solid and unique collection of young people's voices, but I found it a little redundant after a while, especially since I'm already relatively aware of the injustices addressed. In many cases ... Read full review

Review: Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Definitely an interesting collection of essays from the area, sheds a bit of light on the forms of oppression and ways folks are trying to fight against it over in that region. I think one of the ... Read full review

Contents

A New Generation of Reformers Speaks Out
1
PART I TRAPPED
13
PART II UNEQUAL
87
PART III BREAKING THROUGH
137
Our Dream Deferred
205
Coeditors
225
Acknowledgments
227
Index
231
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About the author (2012)

Nasser Weddady is the Civil 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.

 

Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American journalist. His columns, feature stories, and reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, The New Republic, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.

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