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Published: 01 May 2018

224 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190874858

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The Merchant of Syria

A History of Survival

Diana Darke

  • After seven years of war in which half of Syria's population has been displaced, exports and international banking transactions have been blocked by international sanctions, and the currency has lost 90% of its 2011 value, why has Syria not gone bankrupt?
  • Tells the life of Abu Chaker, a cloth merchant from Homs who lived from 1921 to 2013.
  • Drawing on interviews conducted in Syria, Lebanon and Britain, Abu Chaker's story exemplifies many of today's pressing global issues - poverty, Islamic values, religious co-existence, refugees, displacement, multiculturalism, political unrest and terrorism.

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