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A disappearance in Damascus : friendship and survival in the shadow of war / Deborah Campbell.

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  • ISBN: 9781250147875
  • ISBN: 1250147875
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-341).
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Exodus -- The fixer -- The apartment -- The death division -- A free bird -- Friendship -- Another country -- Ahlam's war -- A small triumph -- Assassins -- Damascus in winter -- These dark times -- The disappearance -- The cage -- Officialdom -- The fixer's fixer -- Alone together -- Ahlam's story, part one -- We accept everything -- Ahlam's story, part two -- Beirut -- The children -- Unexpected revelations -- Ahlam's story, part three -- Failure -- Ahlam's story, part four -- Adaptation -- Aftermath -- Exile.
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"In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria, following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a "fixer"--providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. Ahlam has fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped while running a humanitarian center. She supports her husband and two children through her work with foreign journalists while setting up a makeshift school for displaced girls. Strong and charismatic, she has become an unofficial leader of the refugee community in Damascus. Campbell is inspired by Ahlam's determination to create something good amid so much suffering, and the two women become close friends. But one morning, Ahlam is seized from her home in front of Campbell's eyes. Haunted by the prospect that their work together has led to her friend's arrest, Campbell spends the months that follow desperately trying to find Ahlam--all the while fearing she could be next. The compelling story of two women caught up in the shadowy politics behind today's most searing conflict, A Disappearance in Damascus reminds us of the courage of those who risk their lives to bring us the world's news."
Subject: Mahmood, Ahlam A.
Campbell, Deborah, 1970-
Political prisoners > Syria > Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Refugees > Syria > Biography.
Refugees > Syria > Biography.
Refugees > Iraq > Biography.
Journalists > Canada > Biography.

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