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The Resource A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution, Samar Yazbek ; translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss ; [foreword by Rafik Schami], (electronic resource)

A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution, Samar Yazbek ; translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss ; [foreword by Rafik Schami], (electronic resource)

Label
A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution
Title
A woman in the crossfire
Title remainder
diaries of the Syrian revolution
Statement of responsibility
Samar Yazbek ; translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss ; [foreword by Rafik Schami]
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
  • This work is a devastating and personal account of the ongoing uprising in Syria from a prominent Syrian journalist now in hiding. The author, a well known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, has witnessed the first four months of the uprising first hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and observations of, this historic time. Because of the outspoken views she published in print and online, she quickly attracted the attention and fury of the regime, and vicious rumours started to spread about her disloyalty to the homeland and to the Alawite community that she belongs to. This narrative weaves together her independent struggle to protect herself and her young daughter even as her activism propels her into a daunting labyrinth of insecurity after she is forced from her home into living on the run and detained multiple times, expelled from the Alawite community and repudiated by her family, her hometown and even her childhood friends. With empathy and journalistic rigour she began to compile oral testimonies from ordinary Syrians, both as a means of documenting contemporary history and as a way for her to better understand the forces that contributed to the outbreak of the uprising. Filled with snapshots of exhilarating hope and horrifying atrocities, she offers us a unique perspective on the Syrian uprising. Hers is a modest yet powerful testament to the strength and commitment of countless unnamed, individual Syrians who have united to fight for their freedom. These diaries will inspire all those who read them and challenge the world to look anew at the trials and tribulations of the Syrian uprising
  • This work is a devastating and personal account of the ongoing uprising in Syria from a prominent Syrian journalist now in hiding. The author, a well known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, has witnessed the first four months of the uprising first hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and observations of, this historic time. Because of the outspoken views she published in print and online, she quickly attracted the attention and fury of the regime, and vicious rumours started to spread about her disloyalty to the homeland and to the Alawite community that she belongs to. This narrative weaves together her independent struggle to protect herself and her young daughter even as her activism propels her into a daunting labyrinth of insecurity after she is forced from her home into living on the run and detained multiple times, expelled from the Alawite community and repudiated by her family, her hometown and even her childhood friends. With empathy and journalistic rigour she began to compile oral testimonies from ordinary Syrians, both as a means of documenting contemporary history and as a way for her to better understand the forces that contributed to the outbreak of the uprising. Filled with snapshots of exhilarating hope and horrifying atrocities, she offers us a unique perspective on the Syrian uprising. Hers is a modest yet powerful testament to the strength and commitment of countless unnamed, individual Syrians who have united to fight for their freedom. These diaries will inspire all those who read them and challenge the world to look anew at the trials and tribulations of the Syrian uprising
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BTCTA
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Yazbik, Samar
Dewey number
956.91042092
LC call number
DS98.72.Y39
LC item number
A3 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1977-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weiss, Max
  • Schami, Rafik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yazbik, Samar
  • Women journalists
  • Journalists
  • Political violence
  • Protest movements
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
Label
A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution, Samar Yazbek ; translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss ; [foreword by Rafik Schami], (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Taqāṭuʻ nīrān : min yawmīyāt al-intifāḍah al-Sūrīyah
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000778145
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781908323125
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013375952
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000778145
Label
A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution, Samar Yazbek ; translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss ; [foreword by Rafik Schami], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Translation of: Taqāṭuʻ nīrān : min yawmīyāt al-intifāḍah al-Sūrīyah
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000778145
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781908323125
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013375952
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000778145

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