Amal aqwaʹ min al-baḥr : ḥikāyt lājiʼah maʼ al-ḥub wa al-khasārah wa al-ṣumụ̄d

Amal aqwaʹ min al-baḥr : ḥikāyt lājiʼah maʼ al-ḥub wa al-khasārah wa al-ṣumụ̄d

A hope more powerful than the sea

Book - 2017 | Arabic
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This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven survived; they were rescued four days after the boat sank. Doaa was one of them - her fiancee Bassem, with whom she had fled, was not; he drowned in front of her. Melissa Fleming, the Chief Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, heard about Doaa and the death of 489 of her fellow refugees on the day she was pulled out of the water. She decided to fly to Crete to meet this extraordinary girl, who had rescued a toddler when she was nearly dead herself. They struck an instant bond, and Melissa saw in Doaa the story of the war in Syria embodied by one young woman.
Publisher: Bayrūt, al-Dār al-ʻArabīyah lil-ʻUlūm Nāshirūn,, 2017.
Edition: al-Ṭabʻah al-ūlaʹ.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9786140121645
Characteristics: 287 pages, 7 unnummberd pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ghaddār, Rāmī - Translator

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