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November 27, 2012
Tuesday in Tahrir: Field Notes, with Novelists
November 23, 2012
Egypt’s Revolution Continues: the Talk of Tahrir
Click to listen to three middle-class “revoltionaries” with Chris Lydon renewed protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square (26 min, 11.8 meg) CAIRO — We’ve been in...| More
November 20, 2012
A Note on Gaza, November 20, 2012
CAIRO — The slaughter in the Gaza Strip is five hours away by car, plus a few hours’ waiting time at the border checkpoints. Yet...| More
November 19, 2012
Elias Khoury: an upheaval in “souls, bodies,...
Click to listen to novelist Elias Khoury in conversation with Chris Lydon on the Arab unpheaval. (27 min, 12 meg) This revolution is mainly a...| More
November 17, 2012
Khaled Fahmy: a baseline “biography” of the...
CAIRO — Khaled Fahmy came home to Egypt just months before the uprising in Tahrir Square. He was leaving a big university career in Oxford...| More
November 13, 2012
Coffee Hour: on A Week in Tunisia
Click to listen to Chris and Mark in a wrap-up exchange on the less-than-revolution in Tunisia (30 min, 12 meg) We’re lifting a ritual from...| More
November 11, 2012
Farida Ayari’s Short Form on “the Spring”...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Farida Ayari (41 min, 28 meg) TUNIS (the North African capital formerly known as Carthage) — Farida Ayari...| More
November 9, 2012
Yasser Jradi: for a “cultural revolution” in...
Yasser Jradi is a Tunisian calligrapher and musician best known for writing an anthem of the 2011 Revolution, Dima, Dima. He says it was the...| More
November 7, 2012
Nadia Khiari’s “Willis in Tunis”: Born Again...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Nadia Khiari (7 min, 5.1 meg) TUNIS — Nadia Khiari is considering my question: what’s the artist’s job...| More
October 29, 2012
Amin Maalouf: First Up Among ‘Arab Artists...
Next Sunday afternoon, I’ll be sitting in Paris recording the first conversation with our Arab Artists in a Revolution, with the Lebanese-French novelist Amin Maalouf....| More