The Silence and the Roar: the Syrian Uprising in a Novel

Friday, March 15, 2013

Nihad Sirees, Syrian novelist, playwright and screenwriter and now author of The Silence and The Roar, joins us to talk about his novel in the context of the Syrian uprising, and his own life in exile from Syria.


Nihad Sirees

Comments [1]

Bob from Brooklyn

The uprising, so called, has been brewing and breaking out for decades. We have similar violence tendencies brewing here when power destroys the weak. Look at Carmen Ortiz, or the police on the streets, or the economic failures of boom and bust debt bubbles. People will only take so much before those in power are taken out.

It would be interesting if the writer sees similar traits in our own society.

Mar. 15 2013 11:41 AM

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