Book Launch, Sunday Nov. 29 @6 p.m. LondonTime,  Sponsored by Daraja Press

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Speakers:

Sara Abbas (on Sudan): Doctoral candidate in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin

Selma Oumari (on Algeria): French-Algerian and member of New Anticapitalist Party

Zeidon Alkinani (on Iraq): Independent Iraqi‑Swedish political researcher and analyst specialising in geopolitics

Jade Saab (on Lebanon): Lebanese/Canadian writer and activist and editor of A Region in Revolt

Joey Ayoub (on Lebanon): Lebanese/Palestinian scholar-activist and writer

Frieda Afary (on Iran). Librarian, translator, producer of Iranian Progressives in Translation and cofounder of the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists

Moderator:  Firoze Manji, Editor of  Daraja Press

Edited by Jade Saab, a Lebanese/Canadian Researcher at the University of Glasgow, the contributors include Azza Mustafa and Sara Abbas (on Sudan); Hamza Hamouchene and Selma Oumari (on Algeria); Zeidon Alkinani (on Iraq); Jade Saab and Joey Ayoub (on Lebanon); and Frieda Afary (on Iran).

A wave of mass protest movements has spread across North Africa and West Asia, including Sudan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Iran. The mass protests have much in common, from opposing authoritarian regimes and worsening economic situations to demanding radical changes in social relations. Despite their similarities, each protest movement operates under different conditions that cannot be ignored. The specific historic, political and economic contexts of each country have determined who the key actors of the uprisings are and their location across old and new divides. This book elaborates on these similarities and differences to paint a clearer picture of these movements and draw out lessons to inform future struggles.

Edited by Jade Saab, a Lebanese/Canadian Researcher at the University of Glasgow, the contributors include Azza Mustafa and Sara Abbas (on Sudan); Hamza Hamouchene and Selma Oumari (on Algeria); Zeidon Alkinani (on Iraq); Jade Saab and Joey Ayoub (on Lebanon); and Frieda Afary (on Iran).

Insightful, timely analysis of the uprisings in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. The book  … demonstrates that the uprisings…carry the unyielding spirit of people’s resistance and struggle against both imperialism and local oppressive regimes.— Haifa Zangana, Iraqi novelist, author, artist, and political activist and author of Dreaming of Baghdad.

Whereas there is a plethora of books on the 2011 [Arab Spring] upsurge, this book is the only comprehensive overview of the second wave of revolt, which is here analysed from the standpoint of the popular struggle. —Gilbert Achcar, Professor at SOAS, University of London, author of The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

A rich and informed account of the popular uprisings that have emerged across the Middle East in recent years. … [T]his book is a powerful testament to the new generation of activists who continue to seek long-term revolutionary change in the region. Adam Hanieh, author of Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East (CUP 2018).

To order the book as a print copy or PDF,  please click on the Daraja Press link below:

https://darajapress.com/publication/a-region-in-revolt-mapping-the-recent-uprisings-in-north-africa-and-west-asia