Revolution For Dummies : Laughing Through The Arab Spring

Revolution For Dummies : Laughing Through The Arab Spring (Hardcover)

By Bassem Youssef 
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Publisher: harpercollins publishers india pvt. ltd.
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0062446894
EAN: 9780062446893
No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2017-03-31
Binding: Hardcover
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"The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"-the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt's history-chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution, and the turmoil roiling the modern Middle East Bassem Youssef's incendiary satirical news program, Al-Bernameg (The Program), chronicled the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the fall of President HosniMubarak, and the rise of Mubarak's successor, Mohamed Morsi. Youssef not only captured his nation's dissent but stamped it with his own brand of humorous political criticism, in which the Egyptian government became the prime laughing stock.

So potent were Youssef's skits, jokes, and commentary, the authoritarian government accused him of insulting the Egyptian presidency and Islam. After a six-hour long police interrogation, Youssef was released. While his case was eventually dismissed, his television show was terminated, and Youssef, fearful for his safety, fled his homeland.

In Revolution for Dummies, Youssef recounts his life and offers hysterical riffs on the hypocrisy, instability, and corruption that has long animated Egyptian politics. From the attempted cover-up of the violent clashes in Tahrir Square to the government's announcement that it had created the world's first "AIDS cure" machine, to the conviction of officials that Youssef was a CIA operative- recruited by Jon Stewart-to bring down the country through sarcasm. There's much more-and it's all insanely true.

Interweaving the dramatic and inspiring stories of the development of his popular television show and his rise as the most contentious funny-man in Egypt, Youssef's humorous, fast-paced takes on dictatorship, revolution, and the unforeseeable destiny of democracy in the Modern Middle East offers much needed hope and more than a few healing laughs.

About The Author

Bassem Youssef was the host of Al-Bernameg, the first of its kind political satire show in the Middle East from 2011 until the show's termination by the Egyptian government in 2014. Bassem is currently creating The Democracy Handbook, a digital series with Fusion TV, and now lives in the United States.

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Title: Revolution For Dummies : Laughing Through The Arab Spring
Publisher: harpercollins publishers india pvt. ltd.
Author: Bassem Youssef
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0062446894
EAN: 9780062446893
No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2017-03-31
Binding: Hardcover

Revolution For Dummies : Laughing Through The Arab Spring Review

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By Deepika, 2017-04-03 14:34:57.0

This is an amazing book. In love with the language and storyline of this book. Received it 2 days before and completed reading it in 2 days. Loved it.

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By Diya, 2017-04-03 14:33:37.0

This is as funny as it can get! Nice Book, so funny, powerful and insightful

A hysterical book about a really serious issue. Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5
By jagadish, 2017-04-03 11:13:51.0

Its amazing how author has written about the very serious topic of Arab Spring into a funny book for whoever wants to be educated about it. An extremely readable book with deep insights, it will deifinitely leave you stunned in a sad kid of way.

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