Words and worlds in Syria

Chapter in the book ‘An artist that happens to be from Syria” published by the Goethe-Institut Brussels

Words and worlds in Syria
Released in 2020 Available at:
  • Goethe Institute Brussels
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Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Syrian uprising, the Goethe Institute launches the publication ‘An artist who happens to be from Syria’. This compilation of texts by artists and scholars addresses the contemporary Syrian arts scene and how it has been profoundly affected by injustice and exile. Brigitte Herremans wrote the article ‘Words and worlds in Syria: countering narrative silence’ in which she foregrounds how artistic practices, in particular in the literary domain, signal that humanity cannot be crushed and bear witness to the traumas and hopes of Syrians.

The article can be found in Arabic here.