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The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria

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'ONE OF THE FIRST POLITICAL CLASSICS OF THE 21st CENTURY'- Observer



'EXTRAORDINARILY POWERFUL, POIGNANT AND AFFECTING. I WAS GREATLY MOVED' Michael Palin



FOREWORD BY CHRISTINA LAMB



Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad's regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times. The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament to what she found inside the borders of her homeland.



From the first peaceful protests for democracy to the arrival of ISIS, she bears witness to those struggling to survive, to the humanity that can flower amidst annihilation, and why so many are now desperate to flee.

BiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in society Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 04/02/2016 ISBN-13: 9781846044885  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Born in 1970, Samar Yazbek studied literature before beginning her career as a journalist and a scriptwriter for Syrian television and cinema. Her translated work includes the novel, Cinnamon, and A Woman In The Crossfire, her diaries of the first four months of the Syrian uprising, which has won many prizes. She lives in Paris.

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