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The Resource No turning back : life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria, Rania Abouzeid

No turning back : life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria, Rania Abouzeid

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No turning back : life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria
Title
No turning back
Title remainder
life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria
Statement of responsibility
Rania Abouzeid
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This astonishing book by the prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility. A privileged young man named Suleiman posted videos of the protests online, full of hope for justice and democracy. A father of two named Mohammad, secretly radicalized and newly released from prison, saw a darker opportunity in the unrest. When violence broke out in Homs, a poet named Abu Azzam became an unlikely commander in a Free Syrian Army militia. The regime's brutal response disrupted a family in Idlib province, where a nine-year-old girl opened the door to a military raid that caused her father to flee. As the bombings increased and roads grew more dangerous, these people's lives intertwined in unexpected ways. Rania Abouzeid brings readers deep inside Assad's prisons, to covert meetings where foreign states and organizations manipulated the rebels, and to the highest levels of Islamic militancy and the formation of ISIS. Based on more than five years of clandestine reporting on the front lines, No Turning Back is an utterly engrossing human drama full of vivid, indelible characters that shows how hope can flourish even amid one of the twenty-first century's greatest humanitarian disasters
Summary
Chronicles the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people, including a creator of online video protests, a father who hides his radical beliefs, an unlikely poet commander in a Free Syrian Army militia and a child who opened her family's door to a military raid that forced her father to flee
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622583
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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Abouzeid, Rania
Dewey number
956.9104/230922
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
  • Syria
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria
Label
No turning back : life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria, Rania Abouzeid
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988290491
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780393609493
Lccn
2017052698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)988290491
Label
No turning back : life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria, Rania Abouzeid
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988290491
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780393609493
Lccn
2017052698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)988290491

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