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Alia Malek: The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Elliott Bay Book Company (map) Capitol Hill
Mon., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. 2017

The Stranger
Free

"At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parents' decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people who lived in the Tahaan building, past and present, Alia portrays the Syrians-the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Armenians, and Kurds-who worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters, mirroring the political shifts in their country. Restoring her family's home as the country comes apart, she learns how to speak the coded language of oppression that exists in a dictatorship, while privately confronting her own fears about Syria's future." (Promo Copy)

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Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
206-624-6600
http://elliottbaybook.com

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