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SUMMARY بوابات أرض العدم ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Samar Yazbek º 6 SUMMARY READ بوابات أرض العدم 'May beone of the first political classics of the 21st century' ObserverSamar Yazbek was well known in her native Syria as a writer and a journalist but in 2011 she fell foul of the Assad regime and was forced to fleeSince then determined to bear witness to the suffering of her people she bravely revisited her homeland by sueezing through a hole in the fence on the Turkish bo. I ve become very aware of ueues The ueue at the ATM to withdraw money the ueue at the bakery to buy fresh bread and pastries the ueue at the supermarket check out to pay for food and drink the ueue to get into the cinema to see the latest film the ueue to board an aeroplane to see the world People me included complain in ueues always looking around to see if there s a faster one or if there s an official we can badger to open another check in or check out desk We look at our watches and stress about being late for some super important moment in our lives forgetting that the ueue we are standing in is itself a privileged moment one to be savoured instead of whinged about We are after all about to eat drink and be merry and yet we habitually wear grim faces our mouths turning down often than up So yes I ve become a little critical of my own complacency lately and reading this book about some of what went on in Syria in 20122013 has increased my discomfort The Crossing tells of journalist Samar Yazbe s several clandestine crossings from Turkey into the war zone of Syria after she d been declared persona non grata by the Assad regime in 2011 and been forced into exileThe book is not an easy read and not only because it is about war The early sections are fragmentary simply a series of anecdotes related by the people Yazbe stayed with in the towns and villages she visited anecdotes that do however give us a picture of what life is like for those who can t afford to pay the the price reuired to exit the country or those who have decided to stay because they are part of one of the many groups opposing the Assad regime the spouses sisters mothers aunts of the fighters The anecdotes run into each other without much pause for comment and the book seems as ragged and chaotic as the lives the author is bearing witness to lives constantly battered by barrel bombs and sniper fire Eventually I grew accustomed to this lack of a thematic structure but by then the author had found one and the second half of the book is clear cut composed of almost formal interviews with various battalion leaders interspersed with background information on the origin and history of their groups and the degree of their specific religious affiliations The author put her own life and that of her companions in danger again and again to approach the frontline and record these fighters testimonies I found her both brave and foolhardy by turns but incredibly lucky too as bombs exploded in her path again and againAt the time Yazbe is writing about 20122013 many of the groups opposing the Assad regime come under the banner of the Free Army This army is composed of the battalions and brigades which emerged in each individual rebel town when the revolution began in 2011 According to the people from the Free Army whom she interviewed they themselves are caught between Assad s Forces and fundamentalist factions composed mostly of non Syrians who have been sent into their country to fight against Assad and who are both feared and resented by native Syrian fighters Yazbe seems to have had less opportunity to interview the representatives of the non Syrian groups She makes it clear that as a woman she would not have been able to approach or interview the fundamentalist ones such as Nusra Front allied to al uaeda or the group known as Daesh a self proclaimed caliphate controlling areas in Syria and Ira and the most feared of the foreign groups She also didn t interview any of the Shabiha the armed militant supporters of Assad s regime However towards the end of her third sojourn she did manage to interview a Syrian commander of Ahrar al Sham a militant group rumoured to have ties to Muslim Brotherhood though he refused to look in her direction and spoke only to her male companion He like the others interviewed had nothing encouraging to say about any peaceful outcome in the foreseeable futureSince I finished this book the Russians have entered the war in support of Assad supposedly to help him fight the Daesh groups Hearing that the Russians are also targeting the Free Army fighters in their already bombed out towns and villages makes me despair for the Syrian women and children who can t afford to leave their country to join the ranks of compatriots ueuing endlessly at and borders across Europe and the Middle East Girl of Nightmares ueues The The Very Expensive Coconut ueue at the ATM to withdraw money the The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story ueue at the bakery to buy fresh bread and pastries the Ayodhya ueue at the supermarket check out to pay for food and drink the May God Bless You Dear ueue to get into the cinema to see the latest film the The Sun that Rose from the Earth ueue to board an aeroplane to see the world People me included complain in Sonetos del Amor Oscuro ; 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SUMMARY بوابات أرض العدم ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Samar Yazbek º 6 SUMMARY READ بوابات أرض العدم But she also gives testimony to touches of humanity along the way how people live under the gaze of a sniperhow principled young men try to resist orders from their military superiorshow children cope in the bunkersYazbek's portraits of life in Syria are very real her prose is luminous The Crossing is undoubtedly both an important historical document and a work of literature. Samar Yazbek a Syrian journalist who was forced to leave her country in 2011 returned incognito in 2012 and twice her 2013 to tell the story of the democratic opposition resisting the government of Bashar al Assad But Assad s forces were doing all they could to crush the resistersThis is a story of people forced to move from place to place in an attempt to survive endless bombings Yazbek spends time in towns where ordinary civilians never know when they might be killed Planes bomb daily During Ramadan they come just after dark when people are allowed to break their fast Most of the people she talks with started out as peaceful protestors then fought back after Assad started killed them and destroying their communities She sympathizes with their decision Some people were still trying to build community organizations in their towns Yazbek herself was trying to organize women s centers Often one time programs for children were the only substitute for schools that had long since been closed She was freuently the only woman among male fighters who were anxious to keep her safe That wasn t an easy task because she is an Alawite belonging to the Shiite group that Assad belongs to and has favored She had to be secret about that or risk death Although some Alawites risked their lives to oppose him many Sunnis hate Alawites because of him When she went to Syria in 2013 that problem had worsened Sunni Islamists many of them from other countries were trying to take over the revolution and impose their version of Islam The democratic rebels had to fight Assad s government on one hand and fundamentalists on the other The rebels did have to cooperate with homegrown fundamentalists like the Nusra front Women who had participated in the struggle on their own and those who had followed their husbands who were fighting deeply resented the fundamentalists who insisted that they cover themselves though that had not been the custom in much of SyriaYazbek is incredibly brave I was overwhelmed by the many times she risked death so she could report what was happening to the outside world Then I thought This is her country Wouldn t I do the same if it was my country She lives in exile in Paris angry that other countries have either turned their back on what is happening in Syria or taken advantage of it for political gains This is an important first person account by a Syrian How many accounts of this by Syrians have you read Salvo el crepúsculo under the gaze of a sniperhow principled young men try to resist orders from their military superiorshow children cope in the bunkersYazbek's portraits of life in Syria are very real her prose is luminous The Crossing is The Strain undoubtedly both an important historical document and a work of literature. Samar Yazbek a Syrian journalist who was forced to leave her country in 2011 returned incognito in 2012 and twice her 2013 to tell the story of the democratic opposition resisting the government of Bashar al Assad But Assad s forces were doing all they could to crush the resistersThis is a story of people forced to move from place to place in an attempt to survive endless bombings Yazbek spends time in towns where ordinary civilians never know when they might be killed Planes bomb daily During Ramadan they come just after dark when people are allowed to break their fast Most of the people she talks with started out as peaceful protestors then fought back after Assad started killed them and destroying their communities She sympathizes with their decision Some people were still trying to build community organizations in their towns Yazbek herself was trying to organize women s centers Often one time programs for children were the only substitute for schools that had long since been closed She was freuently the only woman among male fighters who were anxious to keep her safe That wasn t an easy task because she is an Alawite belonging to the Shiite group that Assad belongs to and has favored She had to be secret about that or risk death Although some Alawites risked their lives to oppose him many Sunnis hate Alawites because of him When she went to Syria in 2013 that problem had worsened Sunni Islamists many of them from other countries were trying to take over the revolution and impose their version of Islam The democratic rebels had to fight Assad s government on one hand and fundamentalists on the other The rebels did have to cooperate with homegrown fundamentalists like the Nusra front Women who had participated in the struggle on their own and those who had followed their husbands who were fighting deeply resented the fundamentalists who insisted that they cover themselves though that had not been the custom in much of SyriaYazbek is incredibly brave I was overwhelmed by the many times she risked death so she could report what was happening to the outside world Then I thought This is her country Wouldn t I do the same if it was my country She lives in exile in Paris angry that other countries have either turned their back on what is happening in Syria or taken advantage of it for political gains This is an important first person account by a Syrian How many accounts of this by Syrians have you read

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SUMMARY بوابات أرض العدم ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Samar Yazbek º 6 SUMMARY READ بوابات أرض العدم Rder In The Crossing she testifies to the appalling reality that is Syria today From the first innocent demonstrations for democracy through the beginnings of the Free Syrian Army to the arrival of ISIS she offers remarkable snapshots of soldiers children ordinary men and women simply trying to stay aliveSome of these stories are of hardship and brutality that is hard to bear. Perhaps the most depressing book I have ever read The author details her visits to her homeland of Syria since the beginning of the revolution She shows how the revolution with its aims for a civil society with religious tolerance has been hijacked by religious and ethnic hatreds She has down this with great physical courage in avoiding the barrel bombs and missiles of Assad s forces and the perils facing a modern women presented by the rise of the Islamic fundamentalists Many in the west will only consider what is happening in Syria if it fits their own established ideological prism Syria is far to complicated for that A book written with such physical and emotional courage needs people to have the courage to read it