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The Resource A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, Melissa Fleming

A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, Melissa Fleming

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A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival
Title
A hope more powerful than the sea
Title remainder
one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Fleming
Title variation
A hope more powerful than the sea:
Title variation remainder
the journey of Doaa Al Zamel
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of a young Syrian refugee's attempt to reach Sweden, focusing on her ordeal in icy waters after the dilapidated fishing vessel in which she was traveling--along with 500 others--sinks
Tone
Award
  • Alex Award, 2018.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2018.
Review
  • This poignant tale of survival and loss gives immediacy to the plight of Syrian refugees. In a spare, unobtrusive style, Fleming, head of communications for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, profiles Doaa Al Zamel, who as a teenager fled her homeland of Syria. Fleming’s skillful writing brings new vividness to Al Zamel’s dramatic story, already well known from media accounts. The book provides a quick sketch of Syria’s complex civil war, which erupted in 2011, making it critical for Al Zamel’s family to escape to Egypt. There, she married another displaced Syrian, and in 2014 they sold their remaining valuables to pay smugglers to take them across the Mediterranean. “It is better to have a quick death in the sea than a slow death in Egypt,” she reasoned. Conditions on the decrepit ship became deadly when they were rammed by another boat. Floating on a plastic inflatable ring, Al Zamel survived the ordeal and saved the life of a small child, but suffered the heartbreak of seeing her husband die. This book amply demonstrates why she has since become a symbol of hope for other refugees. Fleming should be congratulated for bringing Al Zamel’s inspiring and illuminating story to the page. Agent: Mollie Glick, Creative Artists Agency. (Jan.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/12/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 50, p)
  • Chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Fleming tells the story of Doaa Zamel, winner of the OPEC Fund Annual Award for International Development, who survived the horrendous September 2014 Mediterranean shipwreck that claimed almost 500 lives. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 13, p62)
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10548601
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DLC
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Fleming, Melissa
Dewey number
956.9104/231
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.5.S97
LC item number
F54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Zamel, Doaa Al
  • Refugees
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Europe
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one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival
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A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, Melissa Fleming
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Publication
Note
"The journey of Doaa Al Zamel"--Dust jacket
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
A childhood in Syria -- The war begins -- The siege of Daraa -- Life as a refugee -- Love in exile -- The engagement -- Deal with the devil -- The nightmare begins -- All that is left is the sea -- Rescue at the dying hour
Control code
1728323
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781250105998
Lccn
2016044107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250105998
  • (OCoLC)949142903
Label
A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, Melissa Fleming
Publication
Note
"The journey of Doaa Al Zamel"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A childhood in Syria -- The war begins -- The siege of Daraa -- Life as a refugee -- Love in exile -- The engagement -- Deal with the devil -- The nightmare begins -- All that is left is the sea -- Rescue at the dying hour
Control code
1728323
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781250105998
Lccn
2016044107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250105998
  • (OCoLC)949142903

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