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Poetic Portraits of a Revolution: Tahrir Square

Sameer Abdel-khalek
Sameer Abdel-khalek

The Arab Spring that erupted in North Africa has turned to summer. The revolution is still being sorted out in the streets of Cairo. In the days leading up the the Fourth of July here in the states, the poets we've been following Fridays on Morning Edition witnessed a demonstration turned riot in Tahrir Square. Kane Smego, Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa and Sameer Abdel-khalek sent us this Poetic Portrait of a Revolution.

The radio series is a collaborative effort between WUNC, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and the Empowerment Project in Chapel Hill. This fall, the group is planning for a multi-media exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill and is working on a film and performance piece that will likely tour college campuses.

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