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My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

by Diana Darke
£9.99   paperback  Haus Publishing Limited (2015)

My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution by Diana Darke How did Syria’s revolution lose its way?
My House in Damascus illuminates the darker recesses not just of Syria’s history and politics, but also its society and secrets. Drawing on the author’s firsthand knowledge of Syria’s many communities, this book explains why Syria was always a special case and why the Assad regime was never as likely to collapse as those in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
Written from the unique perspective of an Arabic-speaking British woman, Diana Darke became deeply embedded in all levels of Syrian society when she bought and restored a house in Damascus. In September 2012, as fighting intensified, she offered her house as a sanctuary to Syrian friends, Up to forty people continue to find refuge there today.
By following her experiences and struggles with the realities of life on the ground from the 1970s till the present day, readers will arrive at their own conclusions about why Syria remains locked in conflict and why an estimated 75% of the population – the ‘silent majority’ – remain undecided between a repressive government and the splintering opposition.

ISBN 13: 9781908323996 | ISBN 10: 190832399x

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