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Wed March 16, 2011
Africa

Novelist: Egypt's New Constitution Is Too Much Like The Old

Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany was already a cultural force when he stepped onto a TV talk show soon after Egypt's revolution. Aswany appeared on a panel with Egypt's recently appointed prime minister, and told off the politician so forcefully for his connections to the old regime that the next morning the prime minister resigned. Aswany talks with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about his country's future, and a constitutional referendum expected this weekend.

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