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My Country: A Syrian Memoir

My Country: A Syrian Memoir (Paperback)

By Eid, Kassem
Introduction by di Giovanni, Janine

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'An account of oppression, war, survival and escape as the world ignored what was going on. A touching tale, this humanises the story of war when often all we want to do is look away' Metro, The best new books by BME authors you'll be reading this year Born to Palestinian refugee...s, Kassem Eid grew up in the small town of Moadamiya on the outskirts of the ancient city of Damascus, playing in streets perfumed with jasmine. But it didn't take long for Kassem to realise that he was treated differently at school because of his family's resistance to the brutal government regime. When Bashar al-Assad succeeded his father in 2000, hopes that things might change for the better were swiftly crushed. When the 2011 Arab Spring protests in Syria were met with extreme violence, it was yet another blow - and as Kassem reached young adulthood, the country spiralled into civil war. Then, on 21 August 2013, Kassem nearly died in a sarin gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians. Later that day, he would pick up a gun for the first time, to join the Free Syrian Army as they fought government forces. For Kassem, this marked the moment that he and his country changed forever - even as the rest of the world turned its face away.
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ISBN 9781408895139
Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781408895139
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 4 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Eid, Kassem
Introduction by di Giovanni, Janine
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 956.910423092
Weight 164g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress True war & combat stories, Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs, History - Middle East - General, Memoirs
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade