Syria Writes - Culture
Syria Through an Artistic Lens

05 June 2019
The exceptional Syrian situation that has been unfolding since spring 2011 prompted Syrians artists to ask radical questions about the meaning of identity, belonging and artistic work. These questions were...
Ana Wiyak - The War of Anthems

19 December 2018
Syrian musician Mohammad Abu Hajar guides us through the frontlines of his war-torn country's music scene. In a divided nation, every time a song appears, the other party responds with...
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,...
The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media

16 January 2018
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

05 January 2018
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

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...
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