Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War

A MEMOIR OF THE SYRIAN WAR

05 September 2018
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Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two college friends Nael and Tareq joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from the dictatorial president Bashar al-Assad seemed imminent. Five years later, the three friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary; another dead at the hands of government soldiers; and the last, Hisham, now a journalist in Turkish exile. Hisham has witnessed the Syrian war first-hand and documented it from its inception. Illustrated with more than eighty ink drawings by Molly Crabapple, the book offers a ground-level reflection on this revolution.

One World, 320 pages, Rs 699

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