Your Call: Burning country: Syrians in revolution & war

Apr 13, 2016


On April 13th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami about their new book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War.

They explore the complicated reality of life in present-day Syria drawing on first-hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles, and courageous human rights activists working inside the country. What are the realities of life in Syria today? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Leila Al-Shami, human rights activist and founding member of Tahrir-ICN a network connecting anti-authoritarian struggles across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

Robin Yassin-Kassab, media commentator on Syria, and the author of the acclaimed novel The Road from Damascus

Web Resources:

Elephant Journal: Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution & War by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami

Socialist Worker: How did Syria become a burning country?

The Daily Beast: How the Syrian Revolt Became Armed

New Statesman: Amid a fragile ceasefire, Syria’s original protesters are rediscovering their voice.