Syria Speaks -

Syria Speaks

Art and Culture from the Frontline

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In Syria, culture has become the critical line of defence against tyranny. Villagers have joined the cultural frontline alongside urban intellectuals, artists, writers and filmmakers and to create art and literature that challenge official narratives. With contributions by over fifty artists and writers, both established and emerging, Syria Speaks explores the explosion of creativity and free expression by the Syrian people. They have become their own publishers on the Internet and formed anonymous artists collectives which are actively working in their country's war zones. The art and writing featured in this book, including literature, poems and songs as well as cartoons, political posters and photographs, document and interpret the momentous changes that have shifted the frame of reality so drastically in Syria.

Product code: 9780863567872

ISBN 9780863567872
No. Of Pages 328
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H210xW148xS23
Publisher Saqi Books
A unique anthology - the first book to provide a window into Syrian art and writing since the uprising - it will feature work by 18 writers and 17 artists, many of whom are still based in Syria. Contributors include Ali Ferzat, Samar Yazbek, Khaled Khalifa and Robin Yassin-Kassab.