Jack Shenker

The future of the Egyptian revolution

The future of the Egyptian revolution

Egyptian pupils play at a school near Cairo Photograph: Hong Wu/Getty Images Egypt may today look like a tragic example of why mass protest is doomed, but the turmoil of the five years since Tahrir Square has unleashed a will for change and a resistance to power among ordinary citizens that could yet transform the country, and maybe the world Jack Shenker The Guardian, Saturday 16 January 2016  The video is shot from a balcony, and its style is familiar.
'THE EGYPTIANS: A RADICAL STORY' - PUBLISHED JANUARY 2016

'THE EGYPTIANS: A RADICAL STORY' - PUBLISHED JANUARY 2016

By Jack Shenker A book exploring Egypt's revolution and counter-revolution from below, published by Allen Lane / Penguin - Available now to pre-order - Egypt: 2011-16 “Egypt’s revolutionary turmoil has been misunderstood, and a great deal of that misunderstanding has been deliberate.” Five years on from the start of Egypt’s revolution, and counter-revolution, ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’ interrogates the country’s turmoil from below – and argues that its struggles are intimately enmeshed with global patterns of oppression and resistance which stretch well beyond Egypt’s borders.