Presentation of the book ‘Why Damascus? Prints from a fading Arab world’
Text. Renowned journalist Tomás Alcoverro travels to Syria to write the chronicle of the conflict that bleeds the country and there faces a disheartening panorama: the place he has known and loved for more than forty years is losing its open and cosmopolitan character by leaps and bounds. Something similar is happening in many other places in the region, in Egypt for example, due to the impact of radical Islam on life and customs. The book thus becomes an elegy for a fading Arab world. With his habitual mastery, his taste for human details, the experiences of the people of the street and for culture, Alcoverro takes us on a journey through the lesser known face of one of the most exciting regions of the world.
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