Liberation Square

Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation

By Ashraf Khalil
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9781250006691, 336pp.)

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

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"A definitive, absorbing account of the Egyptian revolution, written by a Cairo-based Egyptian-American reporter for "Foreign Policy "and" The Times (London), " who witnessed firsthand Mubarak's demise and the country's efforts to build a democracy"

In early 2011, the world's attention was riveted on Cairo, where after three decades of supremacy, Hosni Mubarak was driven from power. It was a revolution as swift as it was explosive. For eighteen days, anger, defiance, and resurgent national pride reigned in the streets---protestors of all ages struck back against police and state security, united toward the common goal of liberation.

But the revolution was more than a spontaneous uprising. It was the end result of years of mounting tension, brought on by a state that shamelessly abused its authority, rigging elections, silencing opposition, and violently attacking its citizens. When revolution bloomed in the region in January 2011, Egypt was a country whose patience had expired---with a people suddenly primed for liberation.

As a journalist based in Cairo, Ashraf Khalil was an eyewitness to the perfect storm that brought down Mubarak and his regime. Khalil was subjected to tear gas alongside protestors in Tahrir Square, barely escaped an enraged mob, and witnessed the day-to-day developments from the frontlines. From the halls of power to the back alleys of Cairo, he offers a one-of-a-kind look at a nation in the throes of an uprising.

"Liberation Square" is a revealing and dramatic look at the revolution that transformed the modern history of one of the world's oldest civilizations.

About the Author
ASHRAF KHALIL has covered the Middle East for "Time, The Economist, ""The Times "(London), " Foreign Policy, "the" San Francisco Chronicle, ""The Christian Science Monitor, " and the Middle East edition of" Rolling Stone". He worked as a correspondent for the "Los Angeles Times" in the Baghdad and Jerusalem bureaus and has been based in Cairo for most of the last fifteen years. He is the author of the book "Liberation Square".
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