The Gates of Damascus by Lieve Joris

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Through her friendship with a Syrian woman and her family, Lieve Joris leads readers into the fascinating world that lies beyond the gates of Damascus, presenting an intimate portrait of modern Syria.

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Joris was born in Belgium. One of Europe's leading travel writers, she has published widely-acclaimed books on Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She lives in Amsterdam.
Published May 1, 1996 by Lonely Planet Publications. 306 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Belgium-born Joris visited her Muslim friend Hala and Hala's 11-year-old daughter in Damascus, and she recounts their life in a fundamentalist society.

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