The dissertation sets out to scrutinize how Al Aswany, a novelist of international fame and a prominent anti-regime columnist, maneuvered strategically in his columns published in Al Shorouk attempting to support the feasibility of political change. It investigates how Al Aswany could maneuver by means of a narrative perspective to argue his audience that the Egyptian police could be defeated. This dissertation also scrutinizes how he could maneuver by means of an allegorical fable to support the expectation that the Egyptian protesters would succeed in bringing Mubarak’s regime down.
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