Uprisings spread like wildfire across the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, fueled by a desire for popular sovereignty. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, The Naked Blogger of Cairo uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings. While commentators have stressed the role of social media, Marwan M. Kraidy shows that the essential medium of political expression was not texting or Twitter, but something more fundamental: the human body. Here, Kraidy discusses the themes in his book, available from Harvard University Press on May 9, 2016.
Marwan M. Kraidy Talks About His New Book, The Naked Blogger of Cairo