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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled Voices from Syria epub ☆ Hardcover Û gwairsoft ✓ [BOOKS] ✬ We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled Voices from Syria By Wendy Pearlman – Gwairsoft.co.uk LONG LISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDALReminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner SvetlaEd over four years across the Middle East and Europe We Crossed Crossed a Bridge and It PDF a Bridge and It Trembled is a breathtaking mosaic of first hand testimonials from the frontlines Some of the testimonies are several pages long elouent narratives that could stand alone as short stories others are only a few sentences poetic and aphoristic Together they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that is not only a testament to the power of storytelling but to the strength of those who face darkness with hope courage and moral convicti This was both one of the hardest and one of the most important books I read in years if not in my life

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LONG LISTED a Bridge ePUB #180 FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDALReminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution war and flightAgainst the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring in We Crossed ePUB #199hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom democracy and human rights The government’s ferocious response and the refusal Educational heartbreaking and filled to the brink with humanity

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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled Voices from SyriaOf the demonstrators to back down sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our timesYet Crossed a Bridge and It PDF despite all the reporting the Crossed a Bridge PDFEPUB #232 video and the wrenching photography the stories of ordinary Syrians remain unheard while the stories told about them have been distorted by broad brush dread and political expediency This fierce and poignant collection changes that Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conduct Today the word refugee is used in a horrible way It's something either to be pitied or blamed for everything Overpopulation It's the refugees Rents going up It's the refugees Crime It's the refugees If you label people refugees they remain refugees for the rest of their lives For that reason the organization I work with here doesn't use this word Instead we say newcomers After a while they are no longer newcomers just members of societyp272Occasionally I read a book that explains a political situation better than any history book possibly could do First forever and always was Dear America Letters Home from Vietnam ed by Bernard Edelman The second is this oneWhen you talk to people who have lived through something or you read their letters or their personal accounts you learn about a situation or an event and the circumstances surrounding it than any other way unless maybe you lived through it yourselfPearlman a political science professor at Northwestern University spent a great deal of time traveling observing and talking with people throughout the Middle East This book in particular gives voice to the many voiceless Syrians who lived through the violence that took place in Syria in 2011 2012 It's an incredible collection of voices covering a lot of different life experiences before during and after the revolution doctors teachers FSA fighters engineers mothers students artists The point is that this happened to everyone not the rich not the poor not the men not the women EveryoneOften a difficult book to read in particular the detailed descriptions of tortures that many of the people Pearlman talked to experienced it's also an incredibly important book to read even now in 2018 when just recently Syrians suffered a violent chemical attackWhile I would have liked to have seen even voices of Syrian women I think Pearlman did an alright job at portraying a wide variety of voices to help show a wide perspective of the eventsWe were a huge gathering of than one hundred thousand people People came from all over the Damascus suburbs from Douma Harasta Zamalka Kafr Batna I remember we crossed a bridge and it trembled underneath our feet because we were so many peoplep86Just a word I highly recommend reading the Introduction in the beginning before delving into the rest of the book I know people are all anti Introductions because of spoilers but unless you know every single detail of the history of the political issues in Syria you will appreciate reading it before you get into the personal accounts because it details so much that is sadly not as commonly known by many of usTl;dr Talk less listen Many people aren't happy with the refugees coming to their country Maybe we came illegally but every other door was shut in our faces What do they expect us to do Isn't it enough our government destroyed us and we lost everything We would prefer to stay in our country If you don't want refugees help us make peacep273