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Naira Antoun and Aimee Shalan


After the Spring: Thoughts on Cultural Production and the Selling Power of Change

[Image from the Royal Court Theatre website.]

“After the Spring: New Short Plays from the Arab World.” Performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, August 2011. As part of their international “Rough Cuts” project, the Royal Court Theatre specially commissioned a series of four short plays from the Arab world in a program entitled “After the Spring,” in response to the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa. All four writers had previously participated in the Royal Court project when it was first established ...

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Naira Antoun and Aimee Shalan


Naira Antoun is a freelance writer and youth worker who works in both formal and informal educational settings. She recently wrote her MA thesis on the framing of the Egyptian uprising as a youth uprising. Naira is a reviews editor for Arab Studies Journal and for the past few years has been one of the organizers of the annual Palestine Society conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Aimee Shalan is Head of Education at Caabu (the Council for Arab-British Understanding) and Vice-Chair of Friends of Birzeit University. She is also a freelance writer and a regular contributor to the Guardian review. Previously she taught at City University and Queen Mary, University of London. She has a doctorate in the Politics of Palestinian Literature.