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Syrian Dust

Syrian Dust


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From the middle of ravaged Aleppo, a freelance journalist describes the chaos of war, the uncertainty of freelance life and the particular challenges of being a woman reporting from a warzone.

21 August 2013: a chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus reminds the world of the existence of the Syrian war. Hundreds of journalists from every corner of the world rush to the frontier only to leave disappointed when Obama decides not to bomb. They leave behind 200,000 estimated victims, and more than half of a population of 22 million people dispersed or refugeed in nearby countries: the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII according to the UN.

Francesca Borri is one of the journalists. But she does not leave. She is 30 years old. For months she covers the battle of Aleppo as a freelance reporter. And she quickly realises that to report a war is to hide with dozens of women and children - even a baby, born there - in a grave, 'a piece of soil under the ground that is as expensive as three houses'; or to scavenge for anything to burn for some warmth, 'a broken slipper, the plastic hand of a toy' or to mistake bloody fragments of skull for rubble. To report a war is also to meet with officials more worried about the stain of snow on their shoes than the people they are supposed to help. It is to explain what is happening in Aleppo to people who have only been there once, on vacation, and bought a carpet. It is risking one's life because of the jealousy of a fellow reporter. And it is also about dreaming of driving at night with the windows open, about remembering impossible little things, the particular light on that day in that café at the beach when you were a kid, the eyes of people you love, all the minuscule simple joys that can be lost in a moment.

SYRIAN DUST is a raw and powerful account of the Syrian war that throws the reader right in the middle of it, without any shelter.


Podrobnosti

Autor Francesca Borri
Vydavateľ Seven Stories Press
Jazyk anglický
Väzbamäkká
Počet strán224
Formát14.7 x 21.1 cm
EAN9781609806613
Rok vydania2016
Edícia História
Politika

Autor

Francesca Borri

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