25.2 | Rita Sakr

Writing the 2011 Arab Uprisings: Visions and Realities


This essay briefly examines some of the myths and realities about agency in the revolutionary Arab republic of letters across which writers envisioned, fueled an shaped the cultural and political imaginary of the 2011 uprisings
across the Arab world. These novelists contributed to the increasingly expanding world of ‘literature and revolution’ as they re-imagined the past, present and future of their nations through a literary rendering of political geographies marked by oppression, human rights abuses, growing distrust and rising dissent.