Saturday June 6, 2020

A tiny window onto a vista of living hell

A short but powerful diary detailing the nightmare of what it is like to live in the Syrian town of Raqqa under Isis

12th March, 2017
An Isis battalion parades through the streets of the Syrian town of Raqqa PIc: Getty

Biography: The Raqqa Diaries: Escape From Islamic State, By ‘Samer’ Hutchinson, €11.50

By necessity, this book contains only the briefest author biographical note. It does not, for obvious reasons, give the real name of the courageous 24-year-old Syrian who compiled this short but powerful diary detailing the nightmare of what it is like to live in the Syrian town of Raqqa under occupation by the repressive, thuggish, inhumane and essentially insane...

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