Sandstorm : Libya in the Time of Revolution, Hardback

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:
  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9780571288038



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