© Alia Malek, 1992. Women walking down a narrow Damascus street.

“Malek's memoir is one of the finest examples of this new testimonial witing [...and] will remain essential reading in the emerging body of literary reportage from Syria..."”

— New York Times(featured on the cover of the Book Review)

“A brilliant combination of geopolitics and family history... eloquently exploring grief, resilience, and loss. [Malek] is a deft reporter and storyteller.”

— Publisher's Weekly (starred review/Pick of the Week)

“Malek’s powerful memoir beautifully captures the history of her family and of their country... allowing readers insight into the personal stakes of the ongoing war”

— Booklist (starred review)

"A necessary, conscious corrective... [Does] what hasn't been done often enough thus far--wrest back the story of Syria for ordinary Syrians, showing us a place that has been lost and that most of the world never knew. [A] remarkable book.”

— BookForum

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© Alia Malek, 1992. Women walking down a narrow Damascus street.
© Alia Malek, 1992. Women walking down a narrow Damascus street.
© Alia Malek, 1992. Women walking down a narrow Damascus street.