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Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, by Robin Yassin-Kasib and Leila Al-Shami

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, 21st January
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Five Leaves Bookshop

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BurningCountryRobin Yassin-Kasib will be in discussion about and reading from his latest co-written book Burning Country – Syrians in Revolution and War.

Burning Country explores the horrific and complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first-hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists among many others. These stories are expertly interwoven with a trenchant analysis of the brutalisation of the conflict and the militarisation of the uprising, of the rise of the Islamists and sectarian warfare, and the role of governments in Syria and elsewhere in exacerbating those violent processes.

With chapters focusing on ISIS and Islamism, regional geopolitics, the new grassroots revolutionary organisations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.

Robin Yassin-Kassab is a regular media commentator on Syria and the Middle East. He is the author of the novel The Road to Damascus (Hamish Hamilton, 2008) and a contributor to Syria Speaks (Saqi, 2014).

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

There will be 15% discount off any purchases made on the night.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com or alternatively call in to the shop.