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The Resource A Disappearance in Damascus, Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)

A Disappearance in Damascus, Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)

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A Disappearance in Damascus
Title
A Disappearance in Damascus
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Deborah Campbell
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eng
Summary
Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the Freedom to Read Award Winner of the Hubert Evans Prize In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria, following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a "fixer"—providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. Ahlam has fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped while running a humanitarian center. She supports her husband and two children while working to set up a makeshift school for displaced girls. Strong and charismatic, she has become an unofficial leader of the refugee community. Campbell is inspired by Ahlam's determination to create something good amid so much suffering, and the two women become close friends. But one morning, Ahlam is seized from her home in front of Campbell's eyes. Haunted by the prospect that their work together has led to her friend's arrest, Campbell spends the months that follow desperately trying to find Ahlam—all the while fearing she could be next. The compelling story of two women caught up in the shadowy politics behind today's most searing conflict, A Disappearance in Damascus reminds us of the courage of those who risk their lives to bring us the world's news
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The true story of an amazing friendship between 2 women--the award-winning Canadian journalist Deborah Campbell and Ahlam, an Iraqi woman who worked as a "fixer" for Western media in Syria as it plunged into war.
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Award
  • BC Book Prizes, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, 2017.
  • Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, 2016.
Biography type
collective biography
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10541491
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CaOONL
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1970-
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Campbell, Deborah
Dewey number
365.45092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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adult
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a story of friendship and survival in the shadow of war
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A Disappearance in Damascus, Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781250147899
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b21a8727-f9b8-44d4-b298-4700a7e3b4f5
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
A Disappearance in Damascus, Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250147899
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b21a8727-f9b8-44d4-b298-4700a7e3b4f5
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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