UA-125420510-1 Family – Qisetna: Talking Syria
January 19, 2018
Person walks through an arch in an Aleppo street

A Stroll in Aleppo

While visiting Aleppo in the summer of 2010, I invited my American-born husband to stroll through its streets, starting from our old house in Azizieh.
February 26, 2017
Stone wall and buildings

Hometown

I always miss the small town of Breeke, especially in the holidays. It's not a fancy place.
February 18, 2017
Composite image: Beach at sunset with overlaid flowers

Love in a Strange Land

The UK was very different from Syria – 800 degrees different. When I was in Damascus, I didn't really consider myself living any more.
June 21, 2016
Apricots in a mill

A Glass of Apricot

What do you mean by a glass of apricot? Apricots grow on trees. You find them on a fruit stall, or hanging from a tree.
May 1, 2016
Hands holding a smartphone

My Smartphone

I cannot see my family in Syria much, because it is so hard to get to them. So we send each other pictures on WhatsApp.
April 17, 2016
Shipping crates

Easy Target

My fondest memories are those of childhood – memories of playtime, of true friends that I miss in these foreign lands.
April 9, 2016
composite with jasmine flowers over a wooden door

The Door to Everything

I have been asked to write about my memories of Homs, the city where my parents were born, the one which for many years meant Syria to me and which sadly has become the prey of all human cruelties.
January 13, 2016
Photograph of girl

My Daughter’s Face

I recalled my daughter’s face. It was worth experiencing this torture, if she could just live like the rest of the world’s children.
November 7, 2015
Close up of guitar playing

Journey To A New Life

The first time I played guitar... The date I'll never forget ... The trek through Europe's forests ...
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