The Write Place

Escaped? The Ballad of a Syrian Refugee

Categories: Fiction , Adventure
Book Type: hardcover
ISBN(13): 9789387282544
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BOOM. Yahaira thinks she knows who conducts the air raids. But these days, one can’t be sure. Maybe it’s the ISIS, the Syrian government, or the rebels. As bombs after bombs are being dropped around their shelter, she looks at her brother and their bawling mother. How long can they survive in this filth? Did they do something wrong? Did they kill innocents, slaughter humans, or murder the poor? Did they rape women, mutilate children, torture slaves? From the alleyways of Aleppo to the treacherous Mediterranean Sea, Yahaira asks herself the same questions over and over again. They are being punished for something they don’t know about. Maybe it will always be this way. Based on the refugee crisis currently ongoing in Syria and beautifully encapsulating destroyed edifices and torn lives, Escaped – The Ballad of a Syrian Refugee summarises what it is like to live in troubled lands in troubled times.

Nandini Jiva is a seventeen-year-old girl living in Ahmedabad. She has done her schooling from Zydus School for Excellence, Ahmedabad. It was during this period that she developed an
interest in reading about the political and cultural history of the world. She then joined Delhi Public School, Bopal, Gujarat, in order to complete her higher secondary education, where she developed an interest in various forms of writing like poetry, fi ction, blogging – and was also selected for representing her school’s literary club as its director. She has won many public speaking and writing competitions. Her favourite authors include Khaled Hosseini and J.K. Rowling. She is an ardent lover of the arts, be it painting, sketching or Carnatic vocal music.