NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip from Tunisia to Cairo to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves.
We've asked two authors, Hosam Aboul-Ela and Lin Noueihed, to suggest some books that can illuminate the journey.
Though North Africa had its share of authoritarian rulers, its fiction has long revealed a vibrant society. Professor Hosam Aboul-Ela suggests three books that let you peek under the surface of life in the region.
The Arab Spring caught many people by surprise — but that might not have been the case if you'd been reading literature from the region. Journalist Lin Noueihed recommends three books from Northern Africa.