World Refugee Day: Peirene Now! presents Shatila Stories
Wednesday 20th June 2018
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Join us for the launch of Shatila Stories, a collaborative novel by nine Syrian and Palestinian refugee writers, translated from the Arabic by Nashwa Gowanlock.
For World Refugee Day 2018 join editors Meike Ziervogel and Suhir Helal in conversation with photographer Paul Romans and translator Nashwa Gowanlock..If you want to understand the chaos of the Middle East - or you just want to follow the course of a beautiful love story - start here.
‘This remarkable novel isn’t about the refugee voice; its is born from it and told through it. On every page, the glint of hope for dignity and a better life is heartbreakingly alive.’ Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.
More About the Book
Adam and his family flee Syria and arrive at the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Conditions in this overcrowded Palestinian camp are tough, and violence defines many of the relationships: a father fights to save his daughter, a gang leader plots to expand his influence, and drugs break up a family. Adam struggles to make sense of his experience, but then he meets Satha and starts to view the camp through her eyes.
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