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Damascus: Taste of the City


ISBN: 9781906598839

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Haus Publishing, 2010
Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm

Rafik Schami lived in Damascus for twenty-five years before being forced into exile in Europe, where he has become a best selling and celebrated novelist. Damascus, Taste of the City, is a paen to the city he loves more that any other, the city he pines for. Thirty years later, and now a prize-winning novelist, Schami leapt at the chance to write a culinary- cultural book on his former hometown. Able only to conjure distant memories of his hometown, Scami’s sister, Marie Fadel, wandered the city on his behalf, relishing the curiosities, the sounds, the personalities, the tastes and the smells relaying them to Schami over the telephone.

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