Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran
Nasser Weddady, Sohrab Ahmari
St. Martin's Press, May 8, 2012 - Political Science - 256 pages
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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ARAB SPRING DREAMS: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to IranUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Law student Ahmari and Weddady, civil rights outreach director of the American Islamic Congress, present the "most compelling voices" from an essay competition they organized shortly after Lebanon's ... Read full review