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John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor 616 Macleod Trail, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2
This remarkable true story provides an intimate view of the war in Syria and the refugee experience through the eyes of a young boy. A hopeful and heartbreaking book, Homes (by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung) is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the experience of living in a war zone and how love can bind a family together.
Featuring Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung. Hosted by Anila Lee Yuen from the Centre for Newcomers. Thank you to Shelf Life Books for making books available for purchase, and to Calgary Public Library for hosting this event!
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“From a safe distance, the violence of the Syrian civil war is to...o vast and grotesque to grasp. How does one comprehend the deaths of 500,000 people, after all? Homes grants readers an intimate view of the war through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy as he struggles to play, pray, and survive as his world collapses around him. Homes stands as one of those rare books that manages to find humanity in the inhumane and, in the end, says more about love than war.”
— Marcello di Cintio, author of Pay No Heed to the Rockets
“This charming and warm-hearted book is a refugee story like no other. A captivating read.”
— Deborah Campbell, winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Award for Non-Fiction for A Disappearance in Damascus