Middle East

Talking Revolution

Last week we brought you a reading from Writing Revolution, so this week how about an interview with one of the contributors?

Writing Revolution: Libya

As Mohamed Mesrati says, ‘8 months to take down 40 years, it’s a big achievement.’

A remarkable collection of testimony, entirely composed by participants in, and witnesses to, the profound changes shaking their region, Writing Revolution brings together some of the most exciting new writing born out of revolution in the Arab world.

One of these writers is Mohamed Mesrati, a Libyan writer and activist who now lives in London. Recorded here at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill on 19 July, 2012, Mohamed is in conversation with Christopher Haydon, director of The Prophet, discussing how Libyans managed to overthrow Gaddafi.

More information about the Writing Revolution project, winner of the 2013 English PEN Award for Translation, can be found at www.ibtauris.com/writingrevolution.

Watch, or listen to (it’s up to you), Karim Scott read Mohamed Mesrati’s account of the Libyan uprisings, ‘Bayou and Laila’, here.

Image courtesy of EliasSchewel

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s