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Recommended books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from syria. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa EN

Rating: 3     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
Description:
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE A dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war Khaled Khalifa’s Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria’s ongoing and catastrophic civil war: a tale of three ordinary people facing down the stuff of nightmares armed with little more than simple determination. Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya... continue
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

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Growing Up bin Laden : Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World by Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, Jean Sasson EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia In their own words, Osama bin Laden's wife and son tell the astonishing story of the man they knew--or thought they knew--before September 11, 2001. The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time. But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private life--until now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. In spine-tingling detail, Jean Sasson tells th... continue

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Shatila Stories by Suhir Helal (editor) EN

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Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
Recommended: 20 Jun 2018

4.

The Shell : Memoirs of a Hidden Observer by Moustafa Khalifa EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
Description:
?The work of a moder-day Sozhenitsyn that exposes acts of violence and brutality committed by the Syrian regime. This compelling first novel is the astonishing story of a Syrian political prisoner of consciencean atheist mistaken for a radical Islamistwho was locked up for 13 years without trial in one of the most notorious prisons in the Middle East. The novel takes the form of a diary which Musa keeps in his head and then writes down upon his release. In Tadmur prison, the mood is naturally bleak and yet often very beautifully captured. The narrator, a young graduate, is defiant and stoical,... continue
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Recommended: 26 Jul 2022


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