Seven Days in Syria

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Foreign correspondent di Giovanni, a veteran of conflicts in Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq, recounts 2012 Syria through the stories of ordinary people whose lives changed forever. As she arrived people were leaving as war moved closer to Syrias doorstep. Talking to as many people as she could from as many denominations and backgrounds as possible, she aimed to learn how Assads supporters told their countrys story and to present the narratives of those who suffered under the regime as well. She cites the signs of impending chaos: Syrians who identified as such started calling themselves Alawites, Christians, Sunnis, Shias, or Druze instead; normalcy ended as barricades went up, soldiers were recruited, neighbors built defenses, banks closed, and ministers were assassinated. Annotation 2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (