Samar Haddad: Books are freedom and reading is what frees us

22 April 2022
We met with Samar Haddad, the woman at the helm of the historic Dar Atlas publishing house in Damascus. Since the 1950s, Dar Atlas has published, among other things, what...
In drawings: ‘The pamphlet’

27 January 2022
Our illustrator revisits the story of the literary publication known only as “the pamphlet”
In drawings: She gave me her detained son’s jacket

02 December 2021
“These things are for my son, but he wasn’t released,” the woman told me. “But you’re like my son, al-hamdulilah ala salamtak.” Thank God you are safe.
In Assad’s Syria, school is prison

18 November 2021
Public schools in Syria are ugly, prison-like and oftentimes violent. That’s by design, argues Dellair Youssef.
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