A few of my #MiddleEastern reads from March, when I was on a mission to learn more about the Arab Spring! The first book, #FracturedLands by #ScottAnderson, told the story of the Arab Spring through the eyes of one person from each of the countries that were affected the most by the revolutions. I #HIGHLYSUGGEST this book, and I kind of feel like it should be a required reading… The chapters that were told through the eyes of Syrians were some of the most heartbreaking, which is why I picked up #TheMorningTheyCameForUs by Janine Di Giovanni to learn more about Syria. Unfortunately, I think this book demonstrated how important it is to read authors FROM the countries you’re learning about. Giovanni is an American war reporter who was working on the ground in Syria, and while many of the stories and people she talks to in the book were fascinating and significant, it doesn't serve a full picture. Many times it felt like she was trying to horrify the reader with the inhumanities she saw or heard about (maybe this was unintentional or unavoidable) but it became uncomfortable because it felt like using other people’s pain and suffering for her gain… Granted, I imagine that is a common source of antipathy towards western journalists who reported from wars in the Middle East and Africa. My advice is definitely to show preference towards authors with legitimate ties to the countries they are writing about. Either way, if you’ve already read about Syria, this book would be a great addition to your repertoire, but don’t let it be your only source if you’re new to the topic. #bookclub #bookshelf #lovebooks #neverstoplearning📚 #bookworm #nonfictionbooks #bookstagram

Aquí tenéis tres de mis libros favoritos sobre periodos de guerra y conflictos internacionales (desliza para ver los títulos)
Como si masticaras piedras. Sobreviviendo al pasado en Bosnia (@librosdelko ) habla sobre lo que ocurre años después del conflicto, cuando la comunidad internacional te ignora. Es un libro increíble para conocer lo que ocurre cuando nadie tiene respuestas en un país donde las consecuencias políticas, económicas y emocionales de la guerra de Bosnia siguen latentes.
Dispatches from Syria. The morning they came for us (no se ha publicado en Español) nos lleva a 2011, el año que comienza el conflicto armado en Siria. De la mano de la periodista Janine di Giovanni conoceremos los testimonios de víctimas del régimen, simpatizantes, fugitivos, presos políticos...una opción buenísima para conocer el origen de la guerra de Siria desde varios puntos de vista.
The rape of Nanking (La violación de Nanking está editado en españa de la mano de @capitan_swing_libros ) habla de uno de los conflictos de guerra más olvidados de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En 1937 el ejército japonés tomó la ciudad china de Nanking y torturó, violó y asesinó a más de 300.000 civiles y militares, un número de muertes superior a la cifra de los bombardeos de Nagasaki e Hiroshima juntos. Uno de los libros más brutales, duros y sinceros que le he leído en toda mi vida. No podría nunca recomendarlo lo suficiente. .
¿Vosotros leéis libros de no ficción sobre conflictos bélicos y sus consecuencias?

Ιδανικό ανάγνωσμα για όσους προβληματίζονται για αυτά που συμβαίνουν στον κόσμο. Απαραίτητο για τους "γιατί δεν μένουν στη χώρα τους να πολεμήσουν". Διαβάζοντας το θα νιώσεις τη φρίκη του εμφυλίου της Συρίας, ωστόσο, θα μείνεις με αρκετά ερωτήματα αναπάντητα #themorningtheycameforus #doma

I’ve been meaning to get this book for the longest time 📚 #syria #themorningtheycameforus #janinedigiovanni

#theardentbiblioreads Day 24: current world issue.
The Morning They Came for Us by Janine Di Giovanni is about Syria. It explains how everything started and it focuses on what it's like living in Syria right now. I think it's a very important book.

#bookstagram #bookaddict #bookaholic #booknerd #bookworm #bücherwurm #bücherliebe #themorningtheycameforus

It’s another one of my “day in the life of Alice” days with hourly posts from 7:00 am to 10 pm.
7:00 am started reading this book Thursday, so far it’s pretty good.
#april2018 #dayinthelifeofalice #7am #reading #alicesreads #alicesbookclub #membershipofone #currentlyreading #janinedigiovanni #themorningtheycameforus

And this is the worse part of it — when you realize that what separates you, someone who can leave, from someone who is trapped in Aleppo, or Homs or Douma or Darayya, is that you can walk away and go back to your home with electricity and sliced bread; then you begin to feel ashamed to be human! #themorningtheycameforus #janinedigiovanni #dispatchesfromsyria

"Speaking to those directly involved in the war, di Giovanni relays here the personal stories of rebel fighters thrown in jail at the least provocation; of children and families forced to watch loved ones taken and killed by regime forces with dubious justifications; and the stories of the elite, holding pool parties in Damascus hotels, trying to deny the human consequences of the nearby shelling."
The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria by Janine Di Giovanni.
Το Πρωί Που Ήρθαν Να Μας Πάρουν.
ανταποκρίσεις από τον πόλεμο στη Συρία.
Από τις εκδόσεις @domabooks

Today’s snowstorm pick is @janinedigi’s #themorningtheycameforus What’s everyone else reading today? #tbr #snowday #librariesofinstagram @outofprint

#grimdragon Day 19: poetry/graphic novels/non-fiction.
I love reading non-fiction. I managed to read a little bit more non-fiction in 2017 and hopefully I'll be able to do it this year again. I mention these books every time I talk about non-fiction, because they are a few of my favourites. But I never really see them on bookstagram so here is what they are about. (Very short and I definitely can't do them justice) ▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge. The author picked a random day in the US and looks at all the children that have been shot in these 24 hours. It is a great book about gun violence and the Lack of gun control in the US and sadly it's pretty relevant again right now. ▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman is a collection of his non-fiction. I don't love every book by him, but I love to read about his views on literature, art and so much more! ▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫ Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. The author is a lawyer and writes about his cases. He tries to help people on death row and writes a great deal about the justice system of the US. Bryan Stevenson is an inspiring person and the unjustice that is described in this book made me so angry! ▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪ The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria by Janine Di Giovanni. The author is a war correspondent and talks about her time in Syria. She explains how the conflict started and what it's like for the syrian people. This is one of the most horrible books I have ever read, but it is also one of the most important ones! I can recommend it even if you don't know a lot about Syria. ▫

Okay.. I just wanted to write one sentence about every book but I got carried away. 😂 All of these books had a great impact on me and I can't recommend them enough.

#bookstagram #bookaddict #bookaholic #booknerd #bookworm #leseratte #bücherliebe #bücherwurm #themorningtheycameforus #anotherdayinthedeathofamerica #theviewfromthecheapseats #justmercy

I have a few of Janine’s other books (she’s a foreign correspondent/war reporter and has published books about her travels), but this is the one I’ve most been looking forward to reading. Hoping to get to it soon.
#book #books #bookhaul #bookmail #janinedigiovanni #themorningtheycameforus #nonfiction #warreport #foreigncorrespondent #bookstagram #bibliophile #booksandtea

Currently reading ‘The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria’ by Janine Di Giovanni. Only reading a little bit every day because this is definitely a hard and emotional read. Di Giovanni tells us the personal stories of the people she meets in Syria while the war is escalating. She gives us information on the war, how it started, how it all began as a peaceful uprising and became what it is today. This is a book that has given me a lot of knowledge so far, and I assume it will continue to educate me until the last page. Will probably review this one as I have a lot of thoughts! #janinedigiovanni #themorningtheycameforus #nonfiction #readersofinstagram #readmore

My 13 favourite books of the year (I just couldn't narrow it down to 10, don't @ me. Tbh I had such a good reading year I had trouble even getting it down to 13! Clearly know myself better) 📚 In no particular order, except that PACHINKO is #1. Obviously. 👏❤️😍 (Note: Pages for Her is standing in for the first book Pages for You because I don't have a physical copy of it but I loved Pages for Her very much too)
#bookstagram #theonehundrednightsofhero #thebookofdust #philippullman #circe #madelinemiller #homegoing #hunger #roxanegay #pagesforyou #pagesforher #sylviabrownrigg #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #thegendergames #junodawson #whyimnolongertalkingtowhitepeopleaboutrace #renieddolodge #pachinko #minjinlee #anotherdayinthedeathofamerica #thug #thehateugive #dispatchesfromsyria #themorningtheycameforus #igreads #instabooks

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