[books pdf] Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline Author Malu Halasa – Intimatenights.co.uk

Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline Winner English Pen Award Syria Speaks is a remarkable achievement and remarkable book a wise, courageous, imaginative and beautiful response to all that is ugly in human behaviour This extraordinary anthology gives a voice to those we may have forgotten, or whom we may classify as simply passive and silent victims The people shown living, dreaming and speaking here are farthan victims and only silent if we refuse to hear them ALKennedy This extraordinary collection saysabout Syria than many months of newspaper reading has told me It s a deep look into a dynamic and exciting culture in painful transition a culture where artists are really stepping up to the plate and making a difference If Syria has been a bit of a mystery to you, you need to read this book Brian Eno The impact the images have on the page makes one imagine how much the originals unsettled the Syrian government Syria Speaks tells us with inspirational force how the Syrians have found the ability the speak out Times Literary Supplement Essential reading for anyone interested in human rights or a better understanding of the current conflict Comprising essays, stories, poems, songs, photographs and cartoons, this impressive collection shows how artists and activists operate under repressive regimes and how their work can become tools of resistance in war Syria Speaks pays tribute to many extraordinary acts of courage and shines a light on the dark deeds of a brutal regime Lucy Popescu, Independent on Sunday The courage of Syria s artistic community is featured in Syria Speaks Kirsty Lang, Front Row BBC R People will be blown away by this book a wonderful volume Extraordinary Janice Forsyth, The Culture Studio, BBC Radio Scotland Filled with treasures short stories by Samar Yazbeck and Khaled Khalifa, powerful and terrifying illustrations and digital prints by Khalil Younes and Sulafa Hijazi, posters from the anonymous Syrian artists collective, a letter from the jailed director of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, Mazen Darwish, and many other informative articles, fascinating artwork and writing Publishing Perspectives An invaluable and deeply moving testimony to resistance this work clamours for liberty and turns its back not only on tyranny but on religious division Boyd Tonkin, Independent An English Pen Award winner, this anthology forms a rich, creatively diverse motif sublimely representative of a country and its people awash in strife and insurgency Kirkus A remarkable collection The Art Newspaper A remarkable collection The Art Newspaper An English Pen Award winner, this anthology forms a rich, creatively diverse motif sublimely representative of a country and its people awash in strife and insurgency KirkusIn 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 Syria Speaks is a remarkable achievement and a remarkable book a wise, courageous, imaginative and beautiful response to all that is ugly in human behaviour This extraordinary anthology gives a voice to those we may have forgotten, or whom we may classify as simply passive and silent victims The people shown living, dreaming and speaking here are farthan victims and only silent if we refuse to hear them AL Kennedy An extraordinary collection, revealing a dynamic and exciting culture in painful transition a culture where artists are really making a difference You need to read this book Brian Eno


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