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The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from Islamic State Hardcover – 9 Mar 2017

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  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson (9 Mar. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786330539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786330536
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Remarkable . . . rare, intimate . . . Samer is an understated hero of our time." (The Times)

"As powerful and fast-paced as a thriller . . . this is brutal non-fiction, plainly and urgently told." (Robin Yassin-Kassab Guardian)

"Readers will salute the quite literally death defying bravery of Samer in taking a stand against the terrorists. He shows that no matter how hopeless the situation, the simple act of bearing witness is one of the most powerful human responses available . . . The Raqqa Diaries is so important." (Evening Standard)

"The book is beautifully produced . . . Everyone should spend a couple of hours of their life reading it, to remind themselves that, even in the darkest depth of human misery, the bravest souls still exist." (Sunday Times)

"The fact that Samer was able, and indeed brave enough, to communicate with the outside world is an inspirational victory over bullies and oppressors. In the context of Islamic State’s brutality Samer’s quiet voice becomes a roar, a roar of defiance. His remarkably balanced account of terrible things and terrible times is the sound of civilisation. A clarion call to all of us that we should not give up. Somewhere there is a voice in the wreckage." (Michael Palin)

"This should be compulsory reading for all who care about the horror of Syria. Especially those who control its fate." (John Humphrys)

"Remarkable . . . We owe it to the author - and to all those who have died - to read his account of the evil cruelty of Daesh and the horrors of the Syrian civil war." (Hilary Benn)

"A powerful lesson in courage and humanity in the face of brutality and ignorance." (Mishal Husain)

"Reading the Raqqa diaries I felt I was walking Raqqa's streets with Samer, my heart pounding with fear. I finished the diary in tears . . . desperate for more news of this brave young man whom I have never met but whom I feel we've all let down." (Emma Jane Kirby, author of THE OPTICIAN OF LAMPEDUSA)

"[Samer] writes with shattering honesty [and] shows that no matter how hopeless the situation, the simple act of bearing witness is one of the most powerful human responses." (i)

About the Author

Samer is 24 years old. Having escaped from Raqqa he is living in a refugee camp in northern Syria.

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