The Book Collectors

In precise yet passionate prose, Delphine Minoui tells this remarkable story of a group of book-rescuing rebels under siege in Syria.

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“Books bring us closer together. They’re a bridge between us,” Hussan Ayash tells journalist Delphine Minoui over Skype. Ayash belongs to a group of rebels in Syria who spent four years, from 2012 to 2016, under siege in Daraya, a suburb of Damascus. In 2013, they discovered a cache of books in the ruins of…

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