Hi all. Apologies for the absence. Just been finishing editing a new book with Ala’a Shehabi on Bahrain. It comes out this September! The book is published by Zed Books, and will be availble in paperback, hardback, and ebook format. It’s available on Amazon UK and Amazon US, and other booksellers. In the US, it’s distributed by University of Chicago Press.
It features contributions by myself Abdulhadi Khalaf, Amal Khalaf, Ala’a Shehabi, John Horne, Zoe Holman, Luke Bhatia, Ali Al-Jallawi (translated by Ayesha Saldanha) and Ibrahim Sharif. Here’s the blurb.
Amid the extensive coverage of the Arab uprisings, the Gulf state of Bahrain has been almost forgotten. Fusing historical and contemporary analysis, Bahrain’s Uprising seeks to fill this gap, examining the ongoing protests and state repression that continues today.Drawing on powerful testimonies, interviews and conversations from those involved, this broad collection of writings by scholars and activists, provides a rarely heard voice of the lived experience of Bahrainis, describing the way in which a sophisticated society defined by a historical struggle, continues to hamper the efforts of the ruling elite to rebrand itself as a liberal monarchy
It feels great to have contributed with so many people on a topic that is so dear to my heart. Thank you everyone who has been reading my blog, tweets, or articles. Hopefully, you will enjoy the book.