Based on hundreds of interviews across continents, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled chronicles the Syrian conflict exclusively through the words of a cross-section of men and women transformed by its unfolding. A breathtaking mosaic of intimate testimonials and poetic fragments, the book forms a testament not only to the power of storytelling, but also to the resilience of those who face darkness with hope, courage, and moral conviction.
Author Wendy Pearlman presents the book in conversation with writer and editor Malu Halasa and Rahaf Aldoughli, Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Manchester.
Select Praise for We Crossed A Bridge:
“Heart-stopping…Syrians, Pearlman writes, are too often cast as ‘victims to be pitied, bodies to be sheltered, radicals to be denounced or threats to be feared … it can be difficult to find chances to listen to actual Syrians as human beings’. But she has listened.”—The Guardian
“Couldn’t be more urgent…essential reading.” –New York Times Book Review
“A treasure trove, bustling with insight … It puts the very real, humanising voices of Syrians back into the spotlight.” –The New Arab
19 March 2018, 18:00-19:30, Lighthouse Bookshop, 43 West Nicolson Street EH8 9DB Edinburgh, here
20 March 2018, 19:00 – 20:00, Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW, here
21 March 2018, 18:00 – 19:30, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ. Organised by LSE Middle East Centre. Attendance is free. Find more info here
22 March 2018, 17:00 – 19:00, MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square Room: MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room. Organised by SOAS – London Middle East Institute. Admission free – all welcome. Find more info here
23 March 2018, 15:30-17:30, University of Cambridge (with Rania Abouzeid), Jesus College, Frankopan Hall, Cambridge, CB5 8BL, here