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The Wind’s Abode on France 5

Samar Yazbek’s book “The Wind’s abode”, published by Stock presented in ‘C’est ce soir’ on France 5.
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Samar Yazbek presents ‘The Wind’s Abode’ on TV5

Samar Yazbek, author of “The Wind’s Abode”, published at Éditions Stock, was invited at “Maghreb-Orient Express” show on TV5 to talk about her book.
Listen to the interview here

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‘The Wind’s abode’: Samar Yazbek, the martyred mountain – By Hala Kodmani, Libération

A review by Hala Kodmani, for Libération, January 22nd, 2023
A look back at the war in Syria through the eyes of a soldier from the pro-Bashar al-Assad forces.

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“Remarkable lyrical form”, “a powerful portrayal of her country’s fragmented soul“ – Pierre de Gasquet reviews Yazbek’s “The Wind’s Abode” for Les Echos

A review by Pierre de Gasquet, for Les Echos, February 13th, 2023
The Syrian writer describes the nightmare of a country fragmented and suffocated by the dictatorship for twelve years. To the greatest indifference of the international community.

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‘Turn your eyes to the sun and die’: Fifi Abou Dib reviews The Wind’s Abode in L’Orient Littéraire

A review by Fifi Abou Dib, for L’Orient Littéraire, February 2nd, 2023
Neither dream nor nightmare. But an oak leaf is stuck to one of his eyelids, and Ali cannot move. Is he dead ? Is he alive? Is he in limbo, between two states? The Wind’s Abode by Samar Yazbek is the story of an agony experienced from within, observed from above, between pain, reminiscences, hallucinations and illumination.

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‘With great sensitivity, the Syrian author Samar Yazbek imagines a metaphorical novel about war, the power of nature and hope’ – Kerenn Elkaim reviews ‘The Winds of Abode’ in Livres Hebdo

A review by Kerenn Elkaim, for Livres Hebdo, December 16th, 2022                   
“Memory is a plague. Nevertheless , it can serve as a torch when everything is in tatters”… Ali oscillates between two states. Is he dead or alive? Even he doesn’t know. He wakes up with his body in pain, at the foot of an oak tree. Unable to move, he takes time to understand that he is not there by chance. An explosion seems to have pulverized his regiment. “He has lost his …