My Journey To The Shattered Heart of Syria, Insight With Samar Yazbek

My Journey To The Shattered Heart of Syria, Insight With Samar Yazbek: In the Summer of 2012, Syrian journalist and novelist Samar Yazbek squeezed through a gap in the fence on the Turkish border and found herself back in her homeland. This was the first of several dangerous clandestine trips to the North of the country, where she set about documenting the struggle of men, women and children simply trying to stay alive. Weaving together the stories of hardship and brutality, Yazbek‘s new book 'The Crossing' documents these trips and is testimony to the appalling reality that is Syria today.She will be sharing her observations and what she has heard from the Syrian people about their hopes and fears for the future.​ Taking place on 1 July, 2015 at the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ​.