Daughter of Damascus

Publisher: Center for Middle Eastern Studies and University of Texas in Austin Date of Publication: 1994 Language: English ISBN: 0292781261 Editor: Annes McCann-Baker Number of Copies: 1 Author: Siham Tergeman

This book presents a personal account of a Syrian woman’s youth in the Suq Saruja (old city) of Damascus in the first half of this century. Author Tergeman wrote the original memoir, Ya Mal al-Sham, in Arabic to preserve the details of a genuine Arab past for Syrian young people and to help them appreciate the architecture of the old quarter with its reminders of earlier values.