The Oranges of Revolution
Published by Smokestack Books
There is a spectre haunting the world, and Western governments do not know how to respond. From the Arab Spring and the UK riots of 2011 to civil wars in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Libya and the Ukraine, our rulers pick and choose their favourites, colour-coding the good revolutions and demonising those whom they cannot control as ‘terrorists’.
Clare Saponia rigorously explores these confused and violent struggles, as if dissecting a blood orange – skin, pith, flesh, pips, juice – from cause to consequence, aspiration to betrayal, defeat to renewed hopes for social justice. The Oranges of Revolution is a book about democracy and power, despotism and resistance, imperialism and revolution.