Damascus nights by Rafik Schami

IMG_6535Set in Damascus, Syria. Reviewed on 2017/07: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWyz8xGBksZ/

It’s a #story about #storytelling and collective #stories that begin and end with an initial story… The book is undeniably #enchanting and it also feels very #arabiannights and #scheherazade trapped in a labyrinth. The main difference is that the collective stories come together for a purpose: to ultimately save the main story. Having lived in #germany for a long time #schami actually wrote this book in German. I think that’s important to mention because he has always being the other. He was born in a Christian family in #syria where they have to escape for political reasons. Then in Germany he’s perceived as an #outsider His own collective stories have saved him and continues to inspire us. Also some of the pages inside are illustrated… #rafikschami#damascusnights #erzählerdernacht#syrian #شامي #دمشق #dictatorship#censored #arabchristian #arabstoryteller

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