Laughter in the Dark

Yasmine El Rashidi

Yasmine El Rashidi's latest book, Laughter in the Dark: Egypt to the Tune of Change, was just published by Columbia Global Reports Press.

“What can hip-hop tell us about Egypt today?

A decade ago, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in a people-led revolution that captivated the world’s attention and sent ripples across the Middle East. But the so-called “Arab Spring” quickly faded, and a return to the status quo—of authoritarian rule—was cemented. What happened to the energy and desire for change?

Laughter in the Dark is a riveting portrait of a country that is being transformed, for good or bad, by the rise of a fresh youth culture.”


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