Syria is a rich country in historical, cultural and human terms. It has always pivoted between the Orient and the Occident, representing a transit region for long-distance trade on the Incense and Silk roads. Many peoples and religions have left their mark, making the area one of the world's most beautiful and most important cultural regions. The volume combines photos by Lutz Jäkel, documenting everyday life in Syria before the war, with personal essays of renowned Syrian, German-Syrian and German authors who have set down their thoughts on their homeland, on the land of their parents and on their travels.
On this evening the editor, Lamya Kaddor (German-Syrian journalist, Islamic scholar and religious educator) and the photo and video journalist Lutz Jäkel will be drawing attention to the country and its people, to daily life before 2011, and showing how people laughed, discussed, smoked, and celebrated in Syria.
Organised in cooperation between the Piper publishing house and the German National Library.
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