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Books about Syria, Syrian refugees and Canada, and also often about food.
Homes

Homes

A Refugee Story
edition:Paperback
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Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction

In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria - just before the Syrian civil war broke out.

Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuat …

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A Dangerous Crossing

A Dangerous Crossing

A Novel
edition:Hardcover

From Ausma Zehanat Khan,critically acclaimed author ofThe Unquiet Dead, comes the devastatingly powerful new thrillerA Dangerous Crossing.

For Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty, the Syrian refugee crisis is about to become personal. Esa’s childhood friend, Nathan Clare, calls him in distress: his sister, Audrey, has vanished from a Greek island where the siblings run an NGO. Audrey had been working to fast-track refugees to Canada, but now, she is implicated in the double-murder o …

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The Boy on the Beach

The Boy on the Beach

My Family's Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Audiobook Paperback

An intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi—the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees—and of the many extraordinary journeys the Kurdis have taken, spanning countries and continents.

Alan Kurdi’s body washed up on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea on September 2, 2015, and overnight, the political became personal, as the world awoke to the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. Tima Kurdi first saw the shock …

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The Scent of Pomegranates and Rose Water

The Scent of Pomegranates and Rose Water

Reviving the Beautiful Food Traditions of Syria
edition:Hardcover

The traditions of Syrian cooking, which go back hundreds of years, are notable for their sensory components, in which aroma and texture are as important as taste and nutrition. Over the centuries, the unique dishes of Greater Syria (bilaad al-shaam) were preserved by those who cooked them. For cooks in imperial households, family homes, or on simple peasant farms, recipes were handed down from generation to generation. Despite centuries of occupation, economic hardships, and political strife, th …

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Syria, Press Framing, and the Responsibility to Protect

Syria, Press Framing, and the Responsibility to Protect

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The Syrian Civil War has created the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of World War II, sending shock waves through Syria, its neighbours, and the European Union. Calls for the international community to intervene in the conflict, in compliance with the UN-sanctioned Responsibility to Protect (R2P), occurred from the outset and became even more pronounced following President Assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians in August 2013. Despite that egregious breach of international c …

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Syria

Syria

Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers
by Emily Lycopolus
photographs by DL Acken
edition:Hardcover

A new cookbook in the series that reveals the best ways to use specialty olive oils and vinegars in international cuisines—now featuring the succulent, flavourful dishes of Syria.

Eating together in Syrian culture is all about generosity and hospitality, bustling community, and lively conversation over tables laden with fragrant dishes. Whether you’re a culinary expert or just taste-curious, the newest cookbook in the Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers series offers you plenty of easy, …

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Seven Syrians

Seven Syrians

War Accounts from Syrian Refugees
edition:Book

"Seven Syrians" captures the stories and struggles of those caught in the middle of the armed conflict currently ravaging Syria. Framed by Diego Cupolo's unerring eye while touring the region, these photographs and first-hand accounts remind us that it is civilians who suffer the brunt of war's atrocities. In a series of humanizing portraits, Diego Cupolo takes us into the lives of those fortunate enough to have survived the conflict decimating their homeland. Forced to flee their homes and fami …

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Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass

Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass

A Syrian Interlude
edition:Paperback

Heather Burles describes her ­experiences ­travelling in the countryside, ­renting a small house in Damascus, learning to speak Arabic, meeting ­people, and avoiding trouble. As a woman travelling alone, she has access to women’s lives and is often invited into their homes. Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass is written with clarity and grace.

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