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African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt: Arab Spring & Beyond

This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

LGBT and the Arab Spring

What is the Arab Spring?

During the winter of 2010 and the spring of 2011, pro-democracy protesters in the Middle East and North Africa rose up against the dictatorial regimes found in these countries. The large-scale uprising and subsequent overthrow of many of these regimes is now referred to as the Arab Spring. Though the long-term social, political, and economic consequences have yet to be determined, the events that transpired were nonetheless significant. 

Books and e-Books About Arab Spring

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