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The Resource The book collectors of Daraya : a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through a war, Delphine Minoui ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud

The book collectors of Daraya : a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through a war, Delphine Minoui ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud

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The book collectors of Daraya : a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through a war
Title
The book collectors of Daraya
Title remainder
a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through a war
Statement of responsibility
Delphine Minoui ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2012 the rebel suburb of Daraya in Damascus was brutally besieged by Syrian government forces. Four years of suffering ensued, punctuated by shelling, barrel bombs and chemical gas attacks. People’s homes were destroyed and their food supplies cut off; disease was rife. Yet in this man-made hell, forty young Syrian revolutionaries embarked on an extraordinary project, rescuing all the books they could find in the bombed-out ruins of their home town. They used them to create a secret library, in a safe place, deep underground. It became their school, their university, their refuge. It was a place to learn, to exchange ideas, to dream and to hope
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Minoui, Delphine
Dewey number
956.91042314
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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Vergnaud, Lara
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  • Books and reading
  • Libraries and society
  • Darayyā (Syria)
  • Dārayyā (Syria)
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
The book collectors of Daraya : a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through a war, Delphine Minoui ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud
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Copyright
Note
Originally published in French in 2018 by Editions du Seuil, France, as Les passeurs de livres de Daraya. First published in English 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. First published in the UK 2020 by Picador
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067877900
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529012323
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1164378816
Label
The book collectors of Daraya : a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through a war, Delphine Minoui ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French in 2018 by Editions du Seuil, France, as Les passeurs de livres de Daraya. First published in English 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. First published in the UK 2020 by Picador
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067877900
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529012323
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1164378816

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