Launch of Syria & Silence

Syria & Silence is a collaborative project between the Silence Hub and the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research, created in response to the silence surrounding the war in Syria where a peaceful uprising turned into a humanitarian catastrophe. The programme, which runs from 11 October to 28 November 2021, will feature a pop-up Maktabah (library) of books in Arabic, Kurdish and English for members of the public to read in Blackwell Hall; conversations with Syrian authors; a cookery class; a graphic novel workshop for young adults; and a Show & Tell of some of the Bodleian Library’s finest oriental manuscripts.

The launch will feature a performance by Dervish Sufi Dancers Ahmad Al Katib and 10-year-old Omar Al Katib. You will be able to browse the Maktabah e and enjoy nibbles and drinks provided by the Syrian Sisters, a women’s community group based in Oxford.

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