Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Life on the edge for Syrian artists

Poetry night at a Damascus hotel, part of a thriving bohemian scene in Syria

Life on the edge for Syrian artists:

“It’s become like a game between us and the authorities,” he told me. “We write what we want and they say what they want. True, my latest novel is ‘not allowed’ here, but you know what they say, books have wings and can fly over any frontier.”

also: At home with avant-garde Syrian artist

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