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Syria Speaks

Author : Malu Halasa
ISBN : 9780863567926
Genre : Literary Collections
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In Syria, culture has become a critical line of defence against tyranny. Syria Speaks is a celebration of a people determined to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression. It showcases the work of over fifty artists and writers who are challenging the culture of violence in Syria. Their literature, poems and songs, cartoons, political posters and photographs document and interpret the momentous changes that have shifted the frame of reality so drastically in Syria. Moving and inspiring, Syria Speaks is testament to the courage, creativity and imagination of the Syrian people. ‘Syria Speaks is a remarkable achievement and a remarkable book – a wise, courageous, imaginative and beautiful response to all that is ugly in human behaviour. This extraordinary anthology gives a voice to those we may have forgotten, or whom we may classify as simply passive and silent victims. The people shown living, dreaming and speaking here are far more than victims and only silent if we refuse to hear them.’ A.L. Kennedy ‘An extraordinary collection, revealing a dynamic and exciting culture in painful transition – a culture where artists are really making a difference ... You need to read this book.’ Brian Eno

Secret Life Of Syrian Lingerie

Author : Malu Halasa
ISBN : 0811864588
Genre : Photography
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The most outrageous and exuberant lingerie in the world comes from a place youd probably never expect: Syria. Adorned with everything from faux fur, artificial flowers, and feathered birds to plastic toy cell phones, these intimates flash lights, play music, even vibrate. Well known across the Middle Eastin Syria the lingerie forms an important part of the folk tradition around trousseaus and weddingsit is openly displayed in the markets and souks. Authors Malu Halasa and Rana Salam have brought together a diverse and dramatic collection of photography and writing, including the voices of Syrian women, celebrating this little-known niche of fashion design in all its playful glory.

Dancing In Damascus

Author : miriam cooke
ISBN : 9781315532912
Genre : Social Science
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On March 17, 2011, many Syrians rose up against the authoritarian Asad regime that had ruled them with an iron fist for forty years. Initial successes were quickly quashed, and the revolution seemed to devolve into a civil war pitting the government against its citizens and extremist mercenaries. As of late 2015, almost 300,000 Syrians have been killed and over half of a total population of 23 million forced out of their homes. Nine million are internally displaced and over four million are wandering the world, many on foot or in leaky boats. Countless numbers have been disappeared. These shocking statistics and the unstoppable violence notwithstanding, the revolution goes on. The story of the attempted crushing of the revolution is known. Less well covered has been the role of artists and intellectuals in representing to the world and to their people the resilience of revolutionary resistance and defiance. How is it possible that artists, filmmakers and writers have not been cowed into numbed silence but are becoming more and more creative? How can we make sense of their insistence that despite the apocalypse engulfing the country their revolution is ongoing and that their works participate in its persistence? With smartphones, pens, voices and brushes, these artists registered their determination to keep the idea of the revolution alive. Dancing in Damascus traces the first four years of the Syrian revolution and the activists’ creative responses to physical and emotional violence.

My House In Damascus

Author : Diana Darke
ISBN : 1908323647
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How did Syria's revolution lose its way? 'My House in Damascus' illuminates the darker recesses not just of Syria's history and politics, but also of its society and secrets. Diana Dark's firsthand experience of Syria's many diverse communities explains why Syria was always a special case and why the Assad regime was never likely to collapse.

Religious Nationalism

Author : Atalia Omer
ISBN : 9781598844399
Genre : Political Science
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This book tackles the assumptions behind common understandings of religious nationalism, exploring the complex connections between religion, nationalism, conflict, and conflict transformation. * Speeches of political and religious leaders * Chronologies of conflicts in such places as Israel-Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the former Yugoslavia

A Woman In The Crossfire

Author : Samzar Yazbeck
ISBN : 1908323124
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the journalist's account of the Syrian uprising, describing her role in an opposition group, encounters with authorities, life with her daughter underground, observations of early demonstrations, and escape to Europe.

Soup For Syria

Author : Barbara Abdeni Massaad
ISBN : 1566560896
Genre : Cooking
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The world has failed Syria's 3.8 million refugees and some of the world's wealthiest countries have turned their backs on this humanitarian disaster. The need for food relief is great and growing. Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors the world over have come together to help food relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees. Each has contributed a recipe to this beautifully photographed cookbook of delicious soups from around the world. All profits from the sales of this cookbook will be donated to help fund food relief efforts through various nonprofit organizations.

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