Nael Shama’s newly-released book “Egypt before Tahrir: Reflections on Politics, Culture and Society” is now available in the bookstores of Cairo and Alexandria. Through a careful examination of Egypt's politics, culture and society in the period from 2005 to 2010, the book delves into the state of Egypt in the last five years of the leadership of Hosni Mubarak, the second longest-serving ruler in Egypt's modern history. It merges political analysis and social observation with historical insights, cultural critique and psychological inspection to provide insights into Mubarak's regime, what went wrong with it and why revolution erupted in 2011.
The book comes in a 250-page hardcover edition and is being sold for LE 100. You can currently find it in the bookstores of Alef and very soon in Al-Shorouk bookstores. If you live in Cairo, you can have it delivered free of charge to your residence or office through the service of Ingez (Call 19783 to place an order).