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A Tourist in the Arab Spring by Tom Chesshyre (BSc 1993)

22 May 2013

One year after the Arab Spring revolutions in North Africa, Chesshyre heads off across Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to take the temperature of the countries as they come to terms with their new, post-dictator world. This travelogue captures with humour and a sense of realism three nations at a time when their future hangs in the balance, talking to ordinary folk along the way... and with only the occasional abduction holding up progress from Tunis to the Sinai Peninsula.

One year after the Arab Spring revolutions in North Africa, Chesshyre heads off across Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to take the temperature of the countries as they come to terms with their new, post-dictator world.

This travelogue captures with humour and a sense of realism three nations at a time when their future hangs in the balance, talking to ordinary folk along the way... and with only the occasional abduction holding up progress from Tunis to the Sinai Peninsula.

A copy of the book can be purchased online here.