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Nadia Bou Ali
Accompanying the ongoing events in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Libya has been an emerging narrative of an “Arab awakening” that has been launched by so-called Arab revolutionaries. One can see this slogan, “the Arab Awakening,” promoted through various media, not least by the increasingly popular Al-Jazeera news channel. In a recent article entitled “It’s Arab and it’s Personal” the “awakening” is declared to have the power to “rewrite history” ultimately ...Keep Reading »
Nadia Bou Ali is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford. She works on the nineteenth century Arab Nahda. Her research focuses on Arabic language philosophies/ideologies and modern national thought.
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