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Brothers of the gun : a memoir of the Syrian War

Author: Marwan Hisham; Molly Crabapple
Publisher: New York : One World, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First edition
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"Brothers of the Gun is the story of young man coming of age during the Syrian war from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed rebels; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Marwan Hisham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marwan Hisham; Molly Crabapple
ISBN: 9780399590627 0399590625
OCLC Number: 1039307465
Description: pages cm
Contents: Coke does the trick --
Religious exile --
Welcome spring --
My revolution --
Romance of the streets --
The masterpiece --
Winter is coming --
Dynamics of powder and bullets --
New dawn --
Jasmine --
Tareq, it was never an easy life --
Oh brothers --
The de-facto capital --
Jihadis don't tip --
Abu Mujahid's prosthetic dick --
Of bright dresses --
iPhone photos and bombs --
Al-Nuri Mosque --
Why, uncle? --
The merciless jungle I missed --
The Aleppo of yesterday --
The days that would never have been --
I am a murtad --
Getting the fuck out of Raqqa --
Journalist and stuff --
A Russian feast --
al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar --
Hevalen.
Responsibility: by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple ; illustrations by Molly Crabapple.

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"Brothers of the Gun is the story of young man coming of age during the Syrian war from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed rebels; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans, all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins--the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears--be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape. With vivid illustrations that bring to life the beauty and chaos, Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution--and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope"--

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