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The Arab Spring’s best legacy: Egyptians are now reading once-banned books

The Arab Spring’s best legacy: Egyptians are now reading once-banned books

Quartz   Guest curated by Sham Jaff

Remember the Arab Spring? Yes, the one which many say has died amid brutal civil wars in Syria, Yemen and Libya. Not everyone agrees with this death sentence. Since the uprisings in 2011, Egypt’s bookstores tell another story- the one of young Egyptians turning to once-banned books such as Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses (which is deemed blasphemous by many Muslims). To many, the Arab Spring has yet to fully fade.



Published in Weekly Filet #204 In collection: Guest Butchers FTW