Daughter of Damascus

by 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.