Robin Yassin-Kassab re-experiences the complexities of an ancient land
A document from another time: Robin Yassin-Kassab's diary of his 2008 return journey to Syria, and a Damascus hazed by diesel fumes but still standing.
Robin Yassin-Kassab has lived in London, France, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Oman. He now lives in Scotland. He is the author of The Road From Damascus and Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War. He has also contributed to the following books: Syria Speaks; Shifting Sands; Beta-Life: Stories from an A-Life Future. His journalism on Syria has appeared in the Guardian, the National, Foreign Policy, the Daily Beast and al-Jazeera. Robin is a co-editor and regular contributor to PULSE.