The Syrian author and activist Samar Yazbek spoke at the Watson Institute last Thursday September 20th in an event co-sponsored by Middle East Studies. She spoke about the worsening civil conflict in her country to a large audience of Brown faculty, students, and members of the community. See below for links to the talk itself and relevant commentary.
- The event was videotaped and can be watched in its entirety here.
- Read the write-up in The Brown Daily Herald.
- Read the write-up in Global Post
- CNN’s review of Yazbek’s book, A Woman in the Crossfire
Samar Yazbek was born in Jableh in 1970. She studied literature before beginning her career as a journalist and a scriptwriter for Syrian television and film. A highly regarded writer in Syria, her novels in Arabic, include Child of Heaven (2002), Clay (2005), Cinnamon (2008) and In Her Mirrors (2010). Cinnamon will be published in an English translation by Arabia Books, an imprint of Haus Publishing, in November 2012.