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The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria, Alia Malek

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The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria
Title
The home that was our country
Title remainder
a memoir of Syria
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Alia Malek
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Home that Was My Country, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek chronicles her return to her family home in Damascus and the history of the Jabban apartment building. Here, generations of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Armenians lived, worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters. In telling the story of her family over the course of the last century, Alia brings to light the triumphs and failures that have led Syria to where it is today. Her book bristles with insights, as Alia weaves acute political analysis into intimate scenes, interlacing the personal and the political with subtlety and grace. After being in and out of Syria growing up, Alia came back to Syria as a journalist at the time of the Arab Spring, striving to understand it as the country was beginning to disintegrate. As days go on, Alia learns how to speak the language that exists in a dictatorship, while privately confronting her own fears about her country's future, and learns how to carry on with everyday life. This intimate portrait of contemporary Syria will shed more light on its history, society, and politics than all of today's war reporting accounts written from the Syrian front. It makes for an eye-opening, highly moving, and beautiful read, and finds the humanity behind the disastrous daily headlines
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Title
The home that was our country
Creator
Summary
In The Home that Was My Country, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek chronicles her return to her family home in Damascus and the history of the Jabban apartment building. Here, generations of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Armenians lived, worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters. In telling the story of her family over the course of the last century, Alia brings to light the triumphs and failures that have led Syria to where it is today
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
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10554410
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 956
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS99.D3
LC item number
M346 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of Syria
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a memoir of Syria
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Alia Malek
The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria, Alia Malek
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The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria, Alia Malek
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue : leaving -- Generations -- Origins -- Sheika -- Adrift -- Pack your bags and go -- Locked in -- Locked out -- A wedding in hama -- No man's land -- They did it to themselves -- In the eye of the belly -- Return -- Tahrir squares -- Psychodrame -- Fatherland -- In the cards -- Routine -- Suspicion -- Unraveling -- Power -- Displaced -- Gone -- Epilogue: bound
Control code
ocn961457621
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xvi, 334 pages
Isbn
9781568585321
Lccn
2016037114
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961457621

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