Syria S Secret Library

Author: Mike Thomson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474605931
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'Hugely inspiring . . . A unique tribute to the power of books and the unquenchable human spirit' MICHAEL PALIN 'An inspiring read - humanity at its best' DAVID NOTT, author of War Doctor Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But while the streets above echoed with rifle fire, deep beneath lay a secret library - a haven of peace with books lining almost every wall. Many people had risked their lives to save these precious titles from the devastation of war. Because to them, the secret library was a symbol of hope - of their belief that books would triumph over bombs and help them rebuild their fractured society. This is the true story of an extraordinary place and the people who made it happen.
Syria's Secret Library
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Mike Thomson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'Hugely inspiring . . . A unique tribute to the power of books and the unquenchable human spirit' MICHAEL PALIN 'An inspiring read - humanity at its best' DAVID NOTT, author of War Doctor Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by
Syria's Secret Library
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mike Thomson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-07 - Publisher: PublicAffairs

The remarkable, improbable story of a small, makeshift library in the Syrian town of Darayya, and the people who found hope and humanity in its books during the four-year siege they endured. At the height of the Syrian Civil War, deep beneath the shattered streets of rebel-held Darayya was a
Nour's Secret Library
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Wafa' Tarnowska
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-14 - Publisher: Barefoot Books

Forced to take shelter when their Syrian city is plagued with bombings, young Nour and her cousin begin to bravely build a secret underground library. Based on the author's own life experience and inspired by a true story, Nour's Secret Library is about the power of books to heal, transport
Historical Dictionary of Syria
Language: en
Pages: 548
Authors: Omar Imady, David Commins, David W. Lesch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-21 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Syria covers the recent events in Syria as well as the history that led up to these events. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 500 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions, literature, music and the arts. .
The Theatre of Sa'dallah Wannous
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, Robert Myers
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Theatre of Sa'dallah Wannous is the first book in English to provide a clear sense of the significance and complexity of Wannous' life and work. It is unique in bringing cross-disciplinary scholarship on Wannous together and aligning it with cultural practice and memory by including contributions from leading academics