Syria Speaks is an anthology of uprising literature, art and culture, showcasing the work of over fifty artists and writers who are challenging the culture of violence in Syria with creative resistance.
The book is edited by Malu Halasa and Zaher Omareen (with whom I co-curated two exhibitions about Syria`s creative resistance), and Syrian journalist Nawara Mahfoud, and is published by Saqi books in English and Arabic.
Dan Gorman and Yasmine Fedda at Reelfestivals have put together a great event to launch the book and showcase the incredible amount of creativity coming out from Syria since the beginning of the uprising. The Syria Speaks UK tour will feature, together with the book co-authors Malu Halasa and Zaher Omareen, writer Khaled Khalifa, videoartist Khalil Younes, writer Robin Yassin-Kassab.
Dates are published here.