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The Resource Syrian dust : reporting from the heart of the battle for Aleppo, Francesca Borri ; translated by Anne Milano Appel

Syrian dust : reporting from the heart of the battle for Aleppo, Francesca Borri ; translated by Anne Milano Appel

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Syrian dust : reporting from the heart of the battle for Aleppo
Title
Syrian dust
Title remainder
reporting from the heart of the battle for Aleppo
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Francesca Borri ; translated by Anne Milano Appel
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"August 21, 2003: a chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus reminds the world of the existence of the Syrian war. Hundreds of journalists from every corner of the world rush to the frontier only to leave disappointed when Obama decides not to bomb. They leave behind 200,000 estimated victims, and more than half of a population of 22 million people dispersed or refugeed in nearby countries: the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII according to the UN. Francesca Borri is one of them. But she does not leave. She is thirty years old. For months she covers the battle of Aleppo as a freelance reporter. And she quickly realizes that to report a war is to hide with dozens of women and children, even a baby, born there, in a grave, 'a piece of soil under the ground that is as expensive as three houses' or to scavenge for anything to burn for some warmth, 'a broken slipper, the plastic hand of a toy' or to mistake bloody figments of skull for rubble. To report a war is also to meet with officials more worried about the stain of snow on their Clarks than the people they are supposed to help. It is to explain what is happening in Aleppo to journalists who have only been there once, on vacation, and bought a carpet. It is risking one's life because of the jealousy of a fellow reporter. And it is also about dreaming of driving at night with the windows open, about remembering impossible little things, the particular light on that day in that cafe at the beach when you were a kid, the eyes of people you love, all the minuscule simple joys that can be lost in a moment. Syrian Dust is a raw and powerful account of the Syrian war that throws the reader right in the middle of it, without any shelter"--
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autobiography
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Borri, Francesca
Dewey number
956.9104/2
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
DS98.72.B67
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Appel, Anne Milano
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  • Borri, Francesca
  • Syria
  • Women war correspondents
  • Women war correspondents
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Syrian dust : reporting from the heart of the battle for Aleppo, Francesca Borri ; translated by Anne Milano Appel
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  • nc
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Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781609806613
Lccn
2015025053
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
40025990943
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  • ocn918762675
  • (OCoLC)918762675
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Syrian dust : reporting from the heart of the battle for Aleppo, Francesca Borri ; translated by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781609806613
Lccn
2015025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025990943
System control number
  • ocn918762675
  • (OCoLC)918762675

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