Literature: Dalia Said Mostafa book launch
- Thu 09 Nov 2017
- 6:00 pm
This event is to celebrate the publication of the book ‘The Egyptian Military in Popular Culture: Context and Critique’, published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2017. The author, Dr Dalia Said Mostafa (University of Manchester) will be present for a discussion and Q&A during the evening.
The author considers the complexity of the relationship between the Egyptian people and their national army in the light of the Egyptian people electing, in June 2014, a new president (Abdel Fattah al-Sisi), who hails from the military establishment, after toppling a previous military dictator (Hosni Mubarak) with the breakout of the 25 January 2011 Revolution.
Readers are taken on a journey through historical and political events in Egypt whilst focusing on multi-layered representations of the ‘military figure’ (the military leader, the heroic soldier, the freedom fighter, the conscript, the martyred soldier, and the Intelligence officer) in a wide range of popular works in literature, film, song, TV drama series, and graffiti art.