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When I argue with friends who fought Gadhafi in 2011 that his son won’t redeem Libya from its suffering, they declare their intention to vote for him regardless. For them, and many ex-rebels like them, their former enemy has become the long-awaited champion of the people.
Reflecting on 10 years after the Libyan revolution, Mohammed Alnaas writes about the time he almost died, living in a constant state of paranoia, taking refuge in fiction — and why he was convinced he was going to be kidnapped from Amsterdam.
From California to Cairo, none of the films that featured my country, Libya, could step out of an Orientalist vision of camels, belly dancers, an endless desert and, of course, our iconic “Brother Leader.”