The Home That Was Our Country

The Home That Was Our Country

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people who lived in the Tahaan building, past and present, Alia portrays the Syrians-the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Armenians, and Kurds-who worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters,… (more)

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Publisher: PublicAffairs (February 28, 2017)

Collection: Nation Books

Page count: 352 pages

Language: English


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