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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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Table of Contents:
  • Leaving
  • Generations. Origins ; Sheika ; Adrift ; Pack your bags and go ; Locked in
  • Locked out. Anywhere but here ; No-man's-land ; They did it to themselves
  • In the eye of the belly. Return ; Tahrir Squares ; Psychodrame ; Fatherland ; In the cards ; Routine ; Suspicion ; Unraveling ; Power ; Displaced ; Gone
  • Bound.