The Buried (eBook)
An Archaeology Of The Egyptian Revolution
Sobre o livro
Award-winning writer Peter Hessler moved to Cairo in October 2011, just after the Arab Spring arrived in Egypt. While writing about the revolution for theNew Yorker, he travelled to different parts of the country, uncovering the everyday human lives and archaeological secrets of a country in turmoil.The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution centres on the events of the Arab Spring, while also exploring the larger social and historical context of this critical moment.
Weaving together the stories of ordinary citizens, from rubbish collector Saeed to Arabic teacher Rifaat, as well as Chinese lingerie salesmen, resourceful archaeologists and his own experiences as a journalist, alongside key moments in the Revolution and events from the deep past Hessler excavates the forces currently shaping Egypt. Through extraordinary first-hand reporting and research, he brings to light the relationship between ancient past and contemporary condition, the political and the personal, to create an unforgettable work of literary and documentary brilliance.