Den Syriske Kulturcafé: The situation in Syria – Wendy Pearlman

Det Syriske Kulturinstitut i Danmark afholdte d. 14-06-2017 en litterær aften, hvor forfatteren Wendy Pearlman presenterede og læste op fra sin bog “We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria”.

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“The Syrian Cultural Institute is pleased to invite you to professor Wendy Pearlman’s presentation of her new book “We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria” at the University of Copenhagen, the Faculty of Humanities, to which we are very grateful.


 Venue: Søndre Campus (KUA), Karen Blixens Vej 4, 2300 København S, lokale 27.0.17


– The Syrian Cultural Institute presents professor Wendy Pearlman.

– Pearlman presents her new book.

– Q&A session.

Wendy’s book is based on interviews that she conducted from 2012-2016 with more than 300 displaced Syrians across the Middle East, and Europe. A collection of intimate testimonials and poetic fragments, the book chronicles the Syrian war from its origins to its present horror, solely through the words of ordinary people who have lived and been transformed by its unfolding. “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled” is a breathtaking mosaic of stories from the frontlines. It forms a testament not only to the power of storytelling but also to the resilience of those who face darkness with hope, courage, and moral conviction.

Bio: Wendy Pearlman is the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she specializes in Middle East politics. She is the author of We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Syrian Chronicles (HarperCollins, 2017), Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003). Having earned her doctorate at Harvard, she has studied or conducted research in Spain, Germany, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip”.

See more about the book here

Read excerpts from the book here