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Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud (Editors) - £12.99  Saqi Books (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780863567872 | ISBN 10: 0863567878

In Syria, culture has become a critical line of defence against tyranny.
 
Syria Speaks is a celebration of a people determined to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression. It showcases the work of over fifty artists and writers who are challenging the culture of violence in Syria. Their literature, poems and songs, cartoons, political posters and photographs document and interpret the momentous changes that have shifted the frame of reality so drastically in Syria.
 
Moving and inspiring, Syria Speaks is testament to the courage, creativity and imagination of the Syrian people.
 
Cover image: Poster by Alshaab alsori aref tarekh showing a character by Mohamed Tayeb. Zaytoun, the Little Refugee, from the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, is a political, artistic and educational project, which contests the monopoly of power to write history.

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Featured book: Bread and Roses Award: 2015 Shortlist,
In booklists: Art and Artists - Middle East, Syria, Political Art, Photography and Crafts,
In categories: World - Middle East, Arts & Creativity, Politics & Philosophy,

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