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The Resource A Woman in the Crossfire, Samar Yazbek, (electronic resource)

A Woman in the Crossfire, Samar Yazbek, (electronic resource)

Label
A Woman in the Crossfire
Title
A Woman in the Crossfire
Statement of responsibility
Samar Yazbek
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Language
eng
Summary
A well-known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, Samar Yazbek witnessed the beginning four months of the uprising first-hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and observations of, this historic time. Because of the outspoken views she published in print and online, Yazbek quickly attracted the attention and fury of the regime, vicious rumours started to spread about her disloyalty to the homeland and the Alawite community to which she belongs. The lyrical narrative describes her struggle to protect herself and her young daughter, even as her activism propels her into a horrifying labyrinth of insecurity after she is forced into living on the run and detained multiple times, excluded from the Alawite community and renounced by her family, her hometown and even her childhood friends. With rare empathy and journalistic prowess Samar Yazbek compiled oral testimonies from ordinary Syrians all over the country. Filled with snapshots of exhilarating hope and horrifying atrocities, she offers us a wholly unique perspective on the Syrian uprising. Hers is a modest yet powerful testament to the strength and commitment of countless unnamed Syrians who have united to fight for their freedom. These diaries will inspire all those who read them, and challenge the world to look anew at the trials and tribulations of the Syrian uprising
Summary
Presents the journalist's account of the Syrian uprising, describing her role in an opposition group, encounters with authorities, life with her daughter underground, observations of early demonstrations, and escape to Europe
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Writing style
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10144592
Cataloging source
BT
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Yazbek, Samar
Dewey number
320
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1977-
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  • Weiss, Max
  • Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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diaries of the Syrian Revolution
Label
A Woman in the Crossfire, Samar Yazbek, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908323149
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8ff12d4a-b5ba-4ece-9296-ff69d3ed7838
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
A Woman in the Crossfire, Samar Yazbek, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908323149
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8ff12d4a-b5ba-4ece-9296-ff69d3ed7838
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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