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[16 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 108 views]
“A strikingly truthful book” – L’Express on Yazbek’s The Crossing

Interview by Christian Makarian for l’Express, Published March 9, 2016
Below are excerpts translated into English.
In a strikingly truthful book, The Crossing (Stock), Samar Yazbek tells the daily atrocities of the war in Syria. She also explores the irreversible mechanisms of ultra-violence…
How do you define yourself facing the dislocation of Syria?
I am a Syrian writer, nothing else. I am a secular, journalist and activist involved with human rights – including the rights of women. I am neither Alawite or Sunni, or Christian, I refuse to be defined by my confession. I am …

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[10 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 63 views]
Yazbek’s The Crossing is on the long list of the Orwell prize

The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. It is awarded each year for the book which come closest to George Orwell’s ambition to ‘make political writing into an art’.
Samar Yazbek is on the Orwell’s long list with her book on Syria, The Crossing. The winner will be announced end of May.

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[6 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 80 views]
Yazbek’s The Crossing is “a little gem” – says La grande librairie’s journalist, France 5’s TV cultural show

Yazbek was featured on La grande librairie last Thursday, guest of Francois Busnel,  along with Amin Maalouf and Erik Orsenna, both of which thought the book was important.

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[3 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 95 views]
Samar Yazbek featured in the BBC’s new show, the Cultural Frontline

Listen to her piece on the website of the Cultural Frontline, where Arts and news collide.

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