WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 – AIC has compiled the most exceptional entries to its annual “Dream Deferred” contest into an anthology of essays penned by young Middle Eastern dissidents entitled “Arab Spring Dreams.”


The book, which includes a forward by activist and author Gloria Steinem, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan on May 8.


The collection of essays features more than three-dozen stories of life under the region’s oppressive regimes, ranging from tales of premarital sex to the fight for political freedom in countries including Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Algeria.


Sohrab Ahmari, a law student at Northeastern and co-editor of the anthology, was interviewed by news@Northeastern, where he is a law school student.


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