Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: On the Bride’s Side

Electronic Intifada, 7th April 2016

Tasnim, a Palestinian with German citizenship who had left Syria only a few months earlier and whose parents and grandparents were still in the Yarmouk camp and neighboring Damascus, agrees to go along as the “bride.”
At times smiling and joking in her billowing gown, she looks haunted when talking about conditions in Syria and the deaths of young friends.
“Death isn’t when you die, it’s when people close to you die,” she reflects of the toll the war has taken on her community.

The full review is here.

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