FULLY BOOKED In conversation with Lindsey Hilsum: Libya in the Time of Revolution

Talk April 26, 2012 7:00 PM

Channel 4 News’ international editor Lindsey Hilsum will be joining us in conversation with BBC Arabic presenter Rasha Qandeel to discuss Libya and her new book charting the country’s history from the beginnings of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to the dictator’s squalid end.

Sandstorm, Libya in the Time of Revolution is an insightful account of the overthrow of the Arab world’s most bizarre dictator brought down by his own people with the aid of NATO aircraft.

Hilsum will be discussing the history of Gaddafi’s strange regime from its early days when he had looks, charisma and popular appeal – to its paranoid, corrupt final state. She will also be bringing alive the stories of the Libyan people who overcame fear and disillusionment and found the strength to rebel.