From Aleppo to Beirut, cities burning

26 February 2021
At the onset of the revolution, Syrians gave roses to their killers, in the hope of convincing them that we wanted to build a nation and a country. The Lebanese...
‘Why do you take photos?’

19 February 2021
I often asked myself: “Why are we really capturing these incidents? Is it because we genuinely believe that we can achieve justice in our country by exposing the truth? Or...
Politics and the Syrian novel: A mutual influence

16 February 2021
What if events in Syria constituted a series of successive, ongoing epics of courage and, at the same time, constantly unfolding epics of death, bitterness and human suffering?
Mending what has been broken

12 February 2021
“I often tried to talk to my husband to figure out why he absolutely resented me. After repeated rejections, he told me honestly, ‘I can longer come near you. I...
Arts, reality and the test of time

09 February 2021
“In the past, characters were pessimistic, devastated and defeated, scared and subdued, or nonchalant and only cared about their individual salvation. Characters reclaiming their dreams resurfaced in Syrian narratives, and,...
Long night to resurrection

05 February 2021
One man painted his house in vivid colors. Another found a new appreciation for his nail clippers. One woman walked for hours through the night to finally reach home. What...
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