By Peter Clark
When Peter Clark arrived in Damascus 1992 to open the hot British Council place of work, he was once to not be aware of that the following 5 years have been to provide him a distinct window at the top echelons of Syrian society within the previous few years of Hafez Al-Assad’s rule. the following we see the dramas and workouts of way of life performed out opposed to the backdrop of the world’s oldest always inhabited urban at the eve of cave in into civil war.
Enchanting and alarming by means of turns, daily occasions mix to color a shiny and nearly nostalgic photograph of lifestyles during this impressive city.
“Very few foreigners achieve a lot realizing of it yet Peter Clark is an exception. His fluent Arabic and large event of the center East have been an outstanding aid yet he additionally had the necessary skill to realize a true knowing of Syrian society with out wasting his objectivity and experience of proportion.”
Sir Andrew eco-friendly KCMG
British Ambassador to Syria 1991-4.
All royalties from this publication visit the acknowledged origin Syrian reduction Programme.
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