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Man at the Airport

How Social Media Saved My Life: One Syrian's Story

Man at the Airport explores what it means to be a Syrian, an “illegal” and a refugee. More broadly, it examines the power of social media to amplify individual voices and facilitate … 232 View

Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Palestine in the Present Tense

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of … 264 View
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The Girl in the Green Dress

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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The introduction describes the experience of the author as he crosses the border into Palestine. 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

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Where Does Hope Come From?

From: From Bombs to Books

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Ziad Abo Nofel writes a brief account of growing up in Iraq, the American invasion and moving to a refugee camp between Iraq and Syria for six years before finally moving to Canada. 4 $0.40 Add
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Beginnings

From: From Bombs to Books

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A profile of Elaha Anwary, an Afghan refugee, who won the Grade 7 public speaking competition for her BC school by sharing her story. 5 $0.50 Add
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The Homeland is Where None of This Can Happen

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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This chapter describes the experiences of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish from the 1940s to the present. 25 $2.50 Add
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The Olive Farm

From: Man at the Airport

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In the opening chapter, Al Kontar reflects on the Syrian Civil War and his childhood on an olive farm in Sweida. 7 $0.70 Add
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Leaving Syria

From: Man at the Airport

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In this chapter, the author describes his experiences as a law student in Syria, and his first international trip to Abu Dhabi. 5 $0.50 Add
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Whenever My Sore Heart Gets Hungry

The Quest for Land

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In this chapter, the author explores the evolution and current situation of the Palestinian poetry scene. He meets and talks to several poets living and working in Palestine. 49 $4.90 Add
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Three: Crossing the Mediterranean

From: The Imperilled Ocean

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In readings from this book Journalist Lauren Trethewey explores stories about the many ways in which people around the world interact with the ocean. In this chapter Trethewey provides the … 28 $2.80 Add
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To Breathe Life Into a Name

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In this chapter, the author travels to Jerusalem and meets with several writers and poets living in the divided city. He explores what the city means to the Palestinian people through their writing. 34 $3.40 Add
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Two Faces

From: Man at the Airport

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This chapter details the author’s experiences in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as he tried to make friends and find work. He was in the UAE when the conflict in Syria began. 15 $1.50 Add
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Between the Camel and the Range Rover

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In this chapter, Al Kontar describes his inner conflict as he observed the deepening conflict in Syria from the United Arab Emirates. 18 $1.80 Add
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I Do Not Have an Account in the Bank of Wars

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In this chapter the author crosses into Israel to meet with Palestinian writers living there. 42 $4.20 Add
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If You Can Hear the Rockets, Then You are Alive

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In this chapter, the author travels to the Gaza Strip, and explores how artists there are able to find beauty in even the most unstable places. 44 $4.40 Add