Diana Darke

Diana Darke

My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

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Tue 10 November 2015

Diana Darke

My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

Diana Darke
Tue 10 November 2015,

Diana Darke, an Arabic speaker with over 30 years’ experience of living and working in the Middle East, is the author of My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution, which offers a human context to the Revolution and explains the extraordinary complexities of Syrian society.

During this illustrated event, she will share her strongly held belief that neglect of the personal dimension in the Syrian crisis has led to refugees quite literally washing up on the shores of Europe. She will also speak about Palmyra and other cultural heritage sites throughout Syria, arguing that Syrian identity and cultural heritage are inextricably linked.

With the ongoing Syrian crisis a daily headline, but public perceptions finally changing, Diana has become a regular contributor to BBC news programmes. The event will end with an open Q&A session in which she will also address issues relating to the broader political situation.

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