Its focus on telling the stories of ordinary people living in the country helps to create a sense of understanding, and hits home at the reality of life on the ground. The author has done a good job of presenting a broad range of perspectives – from pro and anti-Gadaffi fighters, to refugees living in the country and minority groups suffering at the hands of victorious militia factions. I would definitely recommend this book for those interested in the consequences of the ‘Arab Spring’ on the lives of everyday people who have lived and are living through an extraordinary and desperate time for Libya.
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