Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story

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Random House, 26. okt. 2017 - 288 sÝ­ur
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‘With the intimacy of a person who has lived the tragedy himself but with the restraint of a true artist, Hamid Sulaiman tells a powerful tale of Syria’s descent into cataclysm while reminding us of those still tending the seeds of the revolutionary spring.’
Joe Sacco


Winner of the 2017 PEN Translates Award
Winner of the 2017 Burgess Grant

It is spring 2012 and 40,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring. In the wake of this, Yasmin has set up a clandestine hospital in the north of the country. The town that she lives in is controlled by Assad’s brutal regime, but is relatively stable. However, as the months pass, the situation becomes increasingly complex and violent. Told in stark, beautiful black-and-white imagery, Freedom Hospital illuminates a complicated situation with gut-wrenching detail and very dark humour.

The story of Syria is one of the most devastating narratives of our age and Freedom Hospital is an important and timely book from a new international talent.

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Ums÷gn notanda  - bohannon - LibraryThing

Wow. Just wow. Such a heartbreaking tale. A very humanizing and personall story of the chaos and confusion of the Civil War in Syria, and the devastation of it all. (2023 Review 2) Read full review

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Ums÷gn notanda  - villemezbrown - LibraryThing

This is the kind of book I always feel bad about not liking better. It's important subject matter about real lives being destroyed or sent into upheaval. And yet, all I do is wonder why the author ... Read full review

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Hamid Sulaiman was born in Syria. He was heavily involved in the Arab Spring, spending time in prison for his involvement in peaceful demonstrations, but managed to escape to Egypt before making his way to France. He is currently based in Paris. Freedom Hospital is his first book.

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