Review of The Crossing
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The Crossing by Samar Yazbek

Published by Rider for £8.99

This is a harrowing tale from hell witnessed first hand by journalist, Samar Yasbek, a Syrian exile who crossed back into Syria from Turkey.  Her writing is powerful and skilful.  Yazbek retells the personal stories and torturous accounts of those  ordinary citizens who continue the struggle of day to day life with the constant fear of death and the utter hopelessness of the situation.  I feel humbled by the courage of Yazbek.  How can there be so much hate?

Reviewed by Louise