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What we remember will be saved : a story of refugees and the things they carry / Stephanie Saldaña.


Journalist and scholar Stephanie Saldaña, who lived in Syria before the war, sets out on a journey across nine countries to meet refugees and learn what they salvaged from the ruins when they escaped. Now, in the narratives of six extraordinary women and men, from Mt. Sinjar to Aleppo to Lesvos to Amsterdam, we discover that the little things matter a great deal. Saldaña introduces us to a woman who saved her city in a dress, a musician who saved his stories in songs, and a couple who rebuilt their destroyed pharmacy even as the city around them fell apart. Together they provide a window into a religiously diverse corner of the Middle East on the edge of unraveling, and the people keeping it alive with their stories. provided from publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781506484211
  • ISBN: 1506484212
  • Physical Description: xiv, 280 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Broadleaf Books, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
A Town Named Blackbird -- Hymnals -- The Map of a World -- The Archivist of Paris -- A Sewing Machine -- A Song at the End of the World -- Red Bulgur -- The Road to Qaraqosh -- Looking for a Buzuq -- A Field of Ashes -- Microtones -- The Spanish Phrase Book -- A Drop of Water -- A Haircut -- A Candle -- The Small Kindness -- Ghadir and Adnans Pharmacy -- The Shadow Wall -- Qadr -- Morning Prayers -- The Garage -- The Eyes of Creation -- Holding the Keys -- The Storyteller -- A House of Clay -- Adjusting to the Darkness -- The Photo Album -- A Drink of Water -- A Story beneath a Tree.
Subject: Refugees > Iraq.
Refugees > Syria.
Personal belongings.
Political science.
Réfugiés > Irak.
Réfugiés > Syrie.
Objets personnels.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Arab & Middle Eastern.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
Personal belongings
Genre: Anecdotes.

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