Syria Speaks : Art and Culture from the Frontline.Material type: TextPublisher: London : Saqi, 2014Copyright date: �2014Description: 1 online resource (463 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780863567926Subject(s): Syria - Civilization - 21st centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Syria SpeaksDDC classification: 892.708095691 LOC classification: PJ8106.5Online resources: Click to View
Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- Hama '82 -- Gateways to a Scorched Land -- Ongoing -- The Thieves' Market -- Lettuce Fields -- Revolution 2011 -- Chicken Liver -- Between the Cultures of Sectarianism and Citizenship -- Banners in the Colour of the Euphrates -- The Art of Persuasion -- The Symbol and Counter-Symbols in Syria -- Cartoons by Kafranbel -- Mystery Shopper -- Popular Collision -- Lens Young -- A Black Cloud in a Leaden White Sky, or Death by Stabs of Sorrow -- Literature of the Syrian Uprising -- Loneliness Pampers Its Victims -- Have You Heard the Testimonies of the Photographs, about the Killings in Syria? -- Regarding the Pain of Others and Damascus 15 Feb 2012 19:47:31 -- I'm Positively Sure about the Event -- Two Cartoons -- On the Intellectual and the Revolution -- Cocktail -- Lifetimes Stolen -- Letter for the Future -- Daily Occurrences -- Song in the Revolution -- Tashriqa: Prayer for Homs -- From the Outside Looking In -- Youssef from the Inside -- Art & -- Freedom -- Syria's Imperfect Cinema -- Who Wants to Kill a Million? -- Script from Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator -- A Plate of Salmon is Not Completely Cleansed of Blood -- The Smartest Guy on Facebook -- Stencilling Martyrs -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- Permissions -- A, B, C -- Index -- D, E, F -- G, H, I -- J, K, L -- M, N, O -- P, Q, R -- S, T, U -- V, W, X -- Y, Z -- Copyright.
In Syria, culture has become a critical line of defence against tyranny. Syria Speaks is a celebration of a people determined to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression. It showcases the work of over fifty artists and writers who are challenging the culture of violence in Syria. Their literature, poems and songs, cartoons, political posters and photographs document and interpret the momentous changes that have shifted the frame of reality so drastically in Syria. Moving and inspiring, Syria Speaks is testament to the courage, creativity and imagination of the Syrian people. ‘Syria Speaks is a remarkable achievement and a remarkable book – a wise, courageous, imaginative and beautiful response to all that is ugly in human behaviour. This extraordinary anthology gives a voice to those we may have forgotten, or whom we may classify as simply passive and silent victims. The people shown living, dreaming and speaking here are far more than victims and only silent if we refuse to hear them.' A.L. Kennedy ‘An extraordinary collection, revealing a dynamic and exciting culture in painful transition – a culture where artists are really making a difference ... You need to read this book.' Brian Eno.
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