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Mubarak's Mazra'a - My Time as a Political Prisoner in Egypt
Mubarak's Mazra'a - My Time as a Political Prisoner in Egypt
by Ian Nisbet
Edition: Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars Prosaic account of Ian's arrest and imprisonment in Egypt, 19 July 2012
Can't really say too much really; it's a factual narrative of Ian's 4 years as a political prisoner. Had the privelege of meeting Ian - although I always referred to him by his Muslim name - a few times back in the mid 90s. He always struck me as sincere, polite and mild mannered. It is interesting to read about Maajid throwing a fit (and a chair!) at Reza (who I was also fairly well acquainted with in the mid 90s) on one ocassion during their time in prison.

I've given it 4 out of 5 simply because I was slightly disappointed that Ian didn't really attempt to present any analysis but restricted himself to just narrating the facts. I would ideally have liked to have read about the years subsequent to his release and whether his experience has influenced him to revise his views and political beliefs in any way.

Anyway, well worth a read. Recommend it to anyone.
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