Never Can I Write Of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home by Gabe Huck

Never Can I Write Of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home

byGabe Huck, Theresa Kubasak

Paperback | June 1, 2016

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In 2005, teacher Theresa Kubasak and retired publisher Gabe Huck moved to Syria with the hope of making a positive contribution for the many Iraqis who sought refuge there after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. In 2007, they established the Iraqi Student Project, which in five years successfully prepared 60 young Iraqi refugees for admission to U.S. colleges. This is Kubasak and Huck's account of the years they spent in four different neighborhoods in Damascus. It describes the many deep relationships they built there, with Syrians and with Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. Never Can I Write of Damascus paints a uniquely intimate picture of daily life in the heritage-rich country of Syria in the period before and just after the 2011 eruption of unrest there. It contains stunning photos, hand-drawn maps, and other rich supplemental content.
Gabe Huck was a Benedictine monk who has devoted himself to peace and justice issues since 1965. A conscientious objector to war, he counseled other COs and in 1967 cheered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s antiwar speech on Vietnam. In 1968, he walked as a mourner behind Dr. King’s coffin. In 2005, he went to Damascus wit...
Title:Never Can I Write Of Damascus: When Syria Became Our HomeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.25 X 7.5 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.25 X 7.5 X 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Just World BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1682570061

ISBN - 13:9781682570067

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"Photographs and breakout texts from notable writers, poets, and students enrich the authors’ own anecdotes and build layers of historical perspective . . . . As beautiful as it is provocative and urgent, Never Can I Write of Damascus is an enlightening travel memoir that packs a powerful moral punch." —Scott Neuffer, Foreword Reviews