Hardback We crossed a bridge and it trembled : voices from Syria / Wendy Pearlman.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: New York : Custom House,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780062654618 (hbk.) :
Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. The government's ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times. Yet despite all the reporting, the video, and the wrenching photography, the stories of ordinary Syrians remain unheard, while the stories told about them have been distorted by broad brush dread and political expediency. Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe, this collection is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines.
352 pages ; 21 cm