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Planet of Clay

Samar Yazbek



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  • 336 sidor
  • 2021

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"Brave, rebellious and passionate ... Yazbek is no ordinary Syrian dissident." - Financial Times

"The Syrian writer Samar Yazbek evokes the horror of civil war with gripping lucidity." - Le Monde

Rima, a young girl from Damascus, longs to walk, to be free to follow the will of her feet, but instead is perpetually constrained. Rima finds refuge in a fantasy world full of colored crayons, secret planets, and The Little Prince, reciting passages of the Qur'an like a mantra as everything and everyone around her is blown to bits. Since Rima hardly ever speaks, people think she's crazy, but she is no fool-the madness is in the battered city around her. One day while taking a bus through Damascus, a soldier opens fire and her mother is killed. Rima, wounded, is taken to a military hospital before her brother leads her to the besieged area of Ghouta-where, between bombings, she writes her story. In Planet of Clay , Samar Yazbek offers a surreal depiction of the horrors taking place in Syria, in vivid and poetic language and with a sharp eye for detail and beauty.

  • Författare: Samar Yazbek
  • Format: Häftad
  • ISBN: 9781642861013
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 336
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2021-09-01
  • Översättare: Leri Price
  • Förlag: World Editions