Book Talk: Burning Country - Syrians in Revolution and War​​​​​

April 21, 2016
6:00 pm
Columbia Journalism School, 3rd Floor, World Room
2950 Broadway
New York, NY, 10026, United States
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At Columbia University in New York City, a book talk and Q&A with Syrian-British journalists​​​ Robin Yassin-Kassab​ ​and​ ​Leila Al-Shami​​ about their new book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War​​​​​.

This event is co-sponsored by the Dart Center, ​​The Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia's Middle East Institute and the Columbia branch of Students Organizing for Syria. 

Recent endorsements for Burning Country:

Burning Country could have been titled ​​A People's History of the Syrian Revolution and War: it provides a view from below that constitutes the perfect antidote to geopolitical reductionism. This book is unique in its combination of first-hand material derived from fieldwork, factual and analytical rigour, and unshakable faith in the Syrian people's struggle for justice and dignity.
—​Thomas Pierret, Lecturer, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, Director, Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World ​​​

Burning Country is poised to become the definitive book not only on the continuing Syrian conflict but on the country and its society as a whole. Very few books have been written on ‘the kingdom of silence’ that effectively capture how we all got here while not omitting the human voice, the country's heroes and heroines -- a combination that is rare but essential for understanding the conflict and its complexities. Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami have written a must-read book even as the conflict still rages to understand what happened, why it happened and how it should end. ​​
—​​​​Hassan Hassan,​ Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House