Viewpoint: Libyan writer Ghazi Gheblawi
30 August 2013 Last updated at 18:23 BST
The BBC World Service programme Newsday invited five writers from Arab Spring countries to reflect on what has happened in their country - and what the future might hold.
Ghazi Gheblawi is a medical doctor, and an author and journalist.
He wrote this audio essay for the BBC World Service.
Ghazi Gheblawi was one of five writers who featured this week on the BBC World Service programme Newsday. Newsday airs Mon-Fri on BBC World Service from 02:00 GMT to 07:30 GMT.