The Arab Spring: A Literary and Artistic Awakening (2222 words)

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Serap Gur (Northern Illinois University)
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The world was shocked to witness the rapid genesis and spread of the mass protests around the Arab world between December 2010 and April 2011. The protests began in December 2010 in Tunisia, spread to Egypt and other countries across the Arab world, and resulted in the overthrow of four governments by August 2012. The main factors behind this string of “people’s revolutions” was the perpetuation of corrupt, repressive governments, and, with them, of economic and political inequalities. The young, educated, yet mostly jobless people sought to get the attention of their governments and make their voices heard. By the end of 2011, the governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen h…

Citation: Gur, Serap. "The Arab Spring: A Literary and Artistic Awakening". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 February 2017 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19496, accessed 26 September 2022.]

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