Alaa Al Aswany on Egypt
On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe talks to the Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswany about his latest novel which charts the country's social upheaval through the prism of Cairo's elite Automobile Club of Egypt. The foreign correspondent Wendell Steavenson looks back at the Egyptian revolution as the crowds gathered in Tahrir Square in 2011. The political economist Tarek Osman explores how Islamism has spread through the Middle East, and what its future prospects mean for the region, while Professor Hugh Kennedy charts the rise of the Caliphate and how the so-called Islamic State uses the iconography of early Islam as propaganda.
Alaa Al Aswany
|Interviewed Guest||Alaa Al Aswany|
|Interviewed Guest||Wendell Steavenson|
|Interviewed Guest||Tarek Osman|
|Interviewed Guest||Hugh Kennedy|