Culture - Book Reviews
Diana Darke's "The Merchant of Syria: A History of Survival"

02 July 2018
Diana Darke delivers The Merchant of Syria four years after her My House in Damascus established itself in rare company, essential reading on Syria written by a foreigner. Intimate settings,...
Samar Yazbek’s Syrian Voices a Contribution to History

25 December 2017
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...
How Khalifa’s ‘The Shell’ Informed Political Awakening in Syria

21 November 2017
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...

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