Through her close contact with local people, Lieve Joris is able to explore the world that lies behind the gates of Damascus: her friendship with Hala, whose husband is in prison for opposing the Assad regime, teaches her how Syrian politics affects the lives of ordinary people.
This best-selling book paints an intimate portrait of contemporary Arab society. Through her friendship with a Syrian woman, Lieve Joris explores women's lives and family relationships - the hidden world that lies behind the gates of Damascus. As she describes the celebrations and the tensions that make up daily life in Syria, Lieve Joris also offers us a unique inside into the complexities of Middle Eastern politics.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.