The Pigeon Wars of Damascus by Marius KociejowskiThe Pigeon Wars of Damascus by Marius Kociejowski

The Pigeon Wars of Damascus

byMarius Kociejowski

Paperback | April 21, 2011

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Five years have passed since the author's last visit to Syria, the subject of his now-classic The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool, and he now finds Syria a much darker and more troublesome place. To make matters worse, Abed and Sulayman, the street philosopher and holy fool of his previous travelogue, are estranged, and only manage a sort-lived and shaky truce to please their English friend. Kociejowski is a metaphysical journalist in search of echoes rather than analogies, hints as opposed to verities, and who discovers once again among the outcasts at the periphery of Damascene society n for the outcast is, to a degree, made of the very thing that rejects him n a way to understand the clashes and challenges and changes refashioning both Syria and the Middle East as a whole. Beautifully written, The Pigeon Wars of Damascus is essential reading for anyone who wishes a deeper and truer understanding of the Middle East and the political and economic pressures currently refashioning it, and reminds us once again of the deeper purpose of travel: to absorb and understand the spirit of a place, and to return changed.
Marius Kociejowski was born and raised in Canada and now lives in England. A poet, essayist and travel writer, he is the author or four collections of poetry, The Street Philosoher and the Holy Fool, and is the editor of Syria Through Writers' Eyes. He lives and works as a bookseller in London.
Title:The Pigeon Wars of DamascusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.24 × 5.29 × 0.65 inPublished:April 21, 2011Publisher:BiblioasisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926845021

ISBN - 13:9781926845029

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