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Samer Al Najjar

Labyrinth of Abandoned Desires [Labyrinth der verwaisten Wünsche]

Syria in the 2010s. A novel on the history of refugees.

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Edition: 1st

Release year: 2023

Number of pages: 308 pages

Images: 0 fig.

Format: 13.0 x 19.0 cm

Language/s: German

ISBN (print book): 978-3-910347-08-3

ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-910347-16-8

ISBN (ePDF): 978-3-910347-17-5

Short text

Syria in 2011. The revolution breaks out. Adam, a young advocate of democracy and civil liberties, joins the revolutionaries in Damascus and is persecuted. Faced with the choice of risking the agony of torture or giving up his desire, he decides to leave the country. However, he does not give up his dream of a free Syria and initially ends up in Vienna . A ray of light appears at the end of the tunnel as Adam finds love there.

Tags: Syrian novel, Refugee novel, Literature on the refugee crisis, Syrian revolution, Refugee Syria, Literature from Syria, Arabic novels, Novels on migration, Escape stories, Syrian revolution, Damascus, Short stories Syria, Contemporary history novel.

About the author

Novels about Syria

In this poignant novel, which was first published in Arabic in 2020, Samer Al Najjar addresses the events of contemporary Syrian history. The Syrian author, who immigrated to Germany in 2014, uses his literary work as a response to the tragedies that have befallen his country.

Samer Al Najjar studied German and Political Science in Düsseldorf. In 2021, he received grants from the Heimstatt Foundation Niederberg and the Adalbert and Thilda Colsman Foundation.

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