Sandstorm : Libya in the Time of Revolution Hardback
The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi was a defining moment of the early twenty-first century.
Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News, was an eyewitness to the revolution.
In "Sandstorm", she traces the history of Gaddafi's strange regime from its beginnings - when he had looks, charisma and popular appeal, and posed as a kind of socialist revolutionary - to the massacre at Abu Salim prison, and the paranoid, corrupt final state.
This is the Libyan revolution as it was made and lived; a narrative of how the people overcame fear and disillusionment to find the strength to rebel against years of terror and tragedy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), map
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/04/2012
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9780571288038