The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria

By | February 8, 2018
The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria Author Samar Yazbek
ISBN-10 184604488X
ISBN-13 9781846044885
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Ebury Press
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Samar Yazbek was well known in her native Syria as a writer and a journalist but in 2011 she fell foul of the Assad regime and was forced to flee Since then determined to bear witness to the suffering of her people she revisited her homeland by squeezing through a hole in the fence on the Turkish border Here she testifies to the appalling reality that is Syria today From the first innocent demonstrations for democracy through the beginnings of the Free Syrian Army to the arrival of ISIS she offers remarkable snapshots of soldiers children ordinary men and women simply trying to stay alive Some of these stories are of hardship and brutality that is hard to bear but she also gives testimony to touches of humanity along the way how people live under the gaze of a sniper how principled young men try to resist orders from their military superiors how children cope in bunkers Yazbek s portraits of life in Syria are very real and her prose luminous The Crossing is undoubtedly both an important historical document and a work of literature

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