Thursday, May 12, 2011

Omar Yussef in Arab Spring in Syria

Matt Beynon Rees has written a short story set during the Arab Spring in Syria and published it today on his blog. Omar Yussef - the principal character in his series of novels set in the middle east - is visiting the country for a reunion of his university alumni class when the the popular uprising starts and the government officials try to reassert the old order. It's his response to the anti-government demonstrations in several Arab countries and how those states have responded with violence. Well worth checking out. As are his novels. Omar Yussef is a wonderful creation.

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