A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Deborah Campbell

A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

Picador
Publication date: September 2017
ISBN: 9781250147899
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$13.99

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Winner of the Freedom to Read Award

Winner of the Hubert Evans Prize


In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating.

The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria, following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a "fixer"-providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. Ahlam has fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped while running a humanitarian center. She supports her husband and two children while working to set up a makeshift school for displaced girls. Strong and charismatic, she has become an unofficial leader of the refugee community.

Campbell is inspired by Ahlam's determination to create something good amid so much suffering, and the two women become close friends. But one morning, Ahlam is seized from her home in front of Campbell's eyes. Haunted by the prospect that their work together has led to her friend's arrest, Campbell spends the months that follow desperately trying to find Ahlam-all the while fearing she could be next.

The compelling story of two women caught up in the shadowy politics behind today's most searing conflict, A Disappearance in Damascus reminds us of the courage of those who risk their lives to bring us the world's news.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3013 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Deborah Campbell
Flower Remedies for Women ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Deborah Campbell
Flower Remedies for Women
Deborah Campbell
Lulu.com, February 2017
ISBN: 9781326945855
Format: ePub
Our price: $0.99
Love, Life ... But Not Quite the Universe ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Deborah Campbell
Love, Life ... But Not Quite the Universe
Deborah Campbell
Lulu.com, July 2015
ISBN: 9781291732696
Format: ePub
Our price: $0.99
This Heated Place: Encounters in the Promised Land PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Deborah Campbell
This Heated Place: Encounters in the Promised Land
Deborah Campbell
Douglas & McIntyre, March 2004
ISBN: 9781550549676
Format: PDF
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99