An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution, a Political Science Book Talk & Signing
Peter Hessler is a contributing writer for National Geographic and the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones. He will discuss and sign The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution ($28.00 Penguin Press), an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change. Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. But not long before he arrived, the Egyptian Arab Spring had begun, and now the country was in chaos.
Through the lives of ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and humanity--the story of a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains in many ways painfully the same. A worthy successor to works like Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, The Buried bids fair to be recognized as one of the great books of our time.
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