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Can Syria rise from the ashes?

Syrians are thinking creatively about how to rebuild their country

By Sameer Rahim   May 2016

Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque of Homs, Syria damaged heavily after rocket and howitzer shots. ©Robert Perry/TSPL/Camera Press

The Battle for Home: The Memoir of a Syrian Architect by Marwa al-Sabouni, Thames & Hudson, £16.95

Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila al-Shami, Pluto Press, £14.99

For years the news from Syria has not been good. In January 2011, a national uprising began after a Syrian man set himself alight in…

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