October 10, 2012
On October 8, Syrian journalist and author Samar Yazbek was named by British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy as the international writer of courage whom Duffy will share the PEN/Pinter prize. Yazbek, the author of A Woman In The Crossfire, has been an influential figure in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and his regime, advocating for universal human rights and lending voice to the Syrian people.
In September, Yazbek was invited to Brown by Director of Middle East Studies Beshara Doumani to talk about her book and the situation in Syria. Before the event, which was co-sponsored by the International Writers Project, Yazbek sat down with Annika Lichtenbaum '14 to discuss her experiences since the start of the revolution.