Syria Writes - Culture & Arts
The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media
Changing the ways we communicate with each other is of utmost importance if we consider the weak and fragmented character of Syrian secular opposition circles nowadays. Such a reflection inevitably...
Belonging to a Militarized Syria as a Woman
In Baathist Syria, the interplay between loving and belonging to the nation, measured by the readiness to sacrifice and die, constructed an image of the heroic man as the ideal...
Samar Yazbek’s Syrian Voices a Contribution to History
Readers begin to appreciate what, and how much, they do not know. If this is Yazbek’s work between just March and July of 2011, how many bookshelves could the Syrian...
Illustrations, Graphic Journalism Create Alternative Narratives and Historical Documents
Notwithstanding the overload of photographs especially through social media, there has in recent years also been a growing use of illustration to raise awareness, inform audiences and to tell stories.
How Khalifa’s ‘The Shell’ Informed Political Awakening in Syria
Before the revolution, Khalifa sometimes had regrets about writing 'The Shell'. But since then, “the revolution has obligated the regime to show off all the barbarism, without restriction, in front...
Do Syrian Artists Lose Their Identity Abroad?
What happens to your Syrian identity now that you are living in a new country? How is your identity affected by the new country’s respective integration policies? Implicit in each...
Reading Through the Cryptic Messages of ‘The War Show’
Unlike most documentaries produced in Syria since 2011, the filmmaker doesn't follow a single character story. She attempts to tell Syria's story through her own experiences, convictions and emotions.
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