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The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria

by Malek, Alia, 1974- (Author)

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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... Full description

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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.
Physical Description: xvi, 334 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-334).
ISBN: 9781568585321
1568585322
Author Notes: Alia Malek is an award-winning journalist and civil rights lawyer. She is the author of A Country Called Amreeka and editor of Patriot Acts and EUROPA . Her reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Nation , and Christian Science Monitor , among others.
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