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Yazbek’s The crossing is out in the UK today!

Yazbek’s “The crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria” is out in the UK today! Published by Rider Books, Ebury, Penguin Random House.
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Stock, France, t0 appear in October 2015
Hanser, Nagel & Kimche, Switzerland (German),  to appear in August 2015
Ordfront, Sweden, to appear in September 2015
Cappelen Damm, Norway, to appear in the fall 2015
 
 

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Samar Yazbek’s “The crossing”

In The crossing, Yazbek describes the transformation of the Syrian conflict from a popular uprising to a monstrous war dominated by religious extremism. Syrians have been robbed of their revolution as the world watches in silence. 

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Yazbek: “Isis kills 10 people, and the world is outraged. Asad kills thousands, and the world watches in silence”.

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Sunday Times reviews Yazbek’s The Crossing: “A sobering glimpse of the wreckage that will be discovered when the war finally ends”

Margarette Driscoll, for Sunday Times, published June 28, 2015
Photo credit: Ulf Andersen, for the Sunday Times
[ Below a few excerpts ]
The battle for Tal Abyad, a Syrian border town, was playing out as I began The Crossing. The nightly news showed weather-beaten, exhausted refugees flooding to the Turkish border, only to be turned back at the last moment by black-clad Isis fighters blocking their way to freedom. Their despair and distress were visible across the barbed wire fence.
It was somewhere along that border, one night in August 2012, that Samar …

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