The Resource A disappearance in Damascus : friendship and survival in the shadow of war, Deborah Campbell

A disappearance in Damascus : friendship and survival in the shadow of war, Deborah Campbell

Label
A disappearance in Damascus : friendship and survival in the shadow of war
Title
A disappearance in Damascus
Title remainder
friendship and survival in the shadow of war
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria, following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a "fixer"--providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. Ahlam has fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped while running a humanitarian center. She supports her husband and two children while working to set up a makeshift school for displaced girls. Strong and charismatic, she has become an unofficial leader of the refugee community. Campbell is inspired by Ahlam's determination to create something good amid so much suffering, and the two women become close friends. But one morning, Ahlam is seized from her home in front of Campbell's eyes. Haunted by the prospect that their work together has led to her friend's arrest, Campbell spends the months that follow desperately trying to find Ahlam--all the while fearing she could be next. The compelling story of two women caught up in the shadowy politics behind today's most searing conflict, A Disappearance in Damascus reminds us of the courage of those who risk their lives to bring us the world's news."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Deborah
Dewey number
956.7044
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahmood, Ahlam A
  • Campbell, Deborah
  • Political prisoners
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Journalists
Label
A disappearance in Damascus : friendship and survival in the shadow of war, Deborah Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Canada by Alfred A. Knopf Canada"--Titile-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn967864656
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781250147875
Lccn
2017027145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
A disappearance in Damascus : friendship and survival in the shadow of war, Deborah Campbell
Publication
Note
"First published in Canada by Alfred A. Knopf Canada"--Titile-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn967864656
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781250147875
Lccn
2017027145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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