Conflict & Justice

Writing the Arab World: Reading to Help Understand the Arab Spring

This past year has seen tremendous upheaval in the Arab world.

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Today Libyans marked the anniversary of the beginning of their uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Meanwhile Egyptians persevere on the road to democracy.

Last month they marked the one-year anniversary of the start of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Elsewhere in the region, the "Arab Spring" continues.

Marco Werman talks to John Freeman, editor of British literary magazine Granta, for suggestions on writing from the Arab world to help us understand what's happening there.