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[4 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 164 views]

As an outcome of her successful tour in the US, Samar Yazbek’s book was on September 16th, ranked #1 in its category!

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[4 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 101 views]
Yazbek – a portrait in the Washington Post

Refusing to play Assad’s sectarian games in Syria
By David Ignatius, for the Washington Post, September 19th, 2012
If you want to put a face on the Syrian revolution, try an activist named Samar Yazbek. I had a chance to talk with her when she visited Washington this week, and she brought the cause of the opposition — and its raw human passion for liberation — into focus.

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[21 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 115 views]
The Guardian’s review of Khalifa’s In praise of hatred

The aunts are gloriously vivacious and nuanced creations, from Maryam, at war with her own “filthy and rebellious” body, to Marwa, a Juliet figure, chained to her bed to prevent her marrying an officer of the other sect. As party spies multiply, a geography teacher has her clothes torn off for failing a pupil from a Mukhabarat family. In the siege of Aleppo, a fugitive throws himself into a red-hot bakery furnace rather than risk torture. A secret police chief modelled on the president’s brother is a chilling cameo.

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[17 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 86 views]
CNN reviews Yazbek’s book!

The 42-year-old writer is a very unlikely revolutionary, certainly an unexpected presence among the Free Syrian Army.

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[16 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 64 views]
The National UAE reviews Yazbek’s book -the English translation of which is supported by The Sharjah International Book Fair Translation Grant

Yazbek’s is not a crafted memoir but an immediate record of three months of fear, torture, intimidation and, eventually, flight from her home told through diaries that stop and start, sometimes repeat, and always offer another detail of popular will and regime cruelty. Its importance is in its existence, the effort of so many Syrians to share their stories and Yazbek’s own courage and ability to record them. It is a hard, painful read, not only for what Yazbek witnesses and suffers but also for that of the other Syrians that she interviews. Their testimonies come through on the page as atrocities happen all around her.

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[5 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 122 views]
Khaled Khalifa’s In praise of hatred is out in English! – At Transworld, Random house UK

Khaled Khalifa’s In praise of hatred is now out in English!