We Are Syrians: Three Generations. Three Dissidents

by Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, Sana Mustafa, Adam Braver and Abby DeVeuve

184 pages • $18.95 • ISBN: 9781608011339 • July 2017 • Add to Cart

What would you do to protect your freedom? Would you risk your reputation? Undergo interrogation, detainment, and abuse? Would you continue even when your friends and colleagues started going missing? Continue despite the threats? Would you leave everything behind, leave the only home you’ve ever known, before silencing yourself? A theater director, a dentist, and a university student, three generations of Syrian citizens, became dissidents under the Assad family’s rule, forced to flee Syria by a government that wanted to silence them. In We Are Syrians, Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, and Sana Mustafa share their harrowing accounts about working to protect freedom of expression under an authoritarian government. While these are individual stories of courage and defiance, together they tell the larger story of the Syrian conflict and the conditions that brought about the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history.

"Compelling narratives that reveal a grave disillusionment with the world’s responses to the Syrian crisis."
Kirkus Reviews

"This compelling, clear-eyed book should help ordinary Americans to empathize with the plight of Syrians today."
Foreword Reviews

All author proceeds from We Are Syrians are donated to Scholars at Risk, an international network that protects scholars and academic freedom.

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