On the Other Side of the Beach, Light

£9.00

April 2022

Voices of Refugees on War

A collection of poems centered around the war in Syria: from life in the war zone; to the dangerous flight, sometimes while holding your child in your arms; the journey of integration into a new and foreign place: the humour, the hope, and the possibility of joy.

 

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A collection of poems centered around the war in Syria: from life in the war zone; to the dangerous flight, sometimes while holding your child in your arms; the journey of integration into a new and foreign place: the humour, the hope, and the possibility of joy.
“There are so many people who are voiceless in the world. Their voices have always interested me; their hidden stories, their incredible strength. The poems here come from my work helping Syrians who were fleeing the war in Syria. I have written poetry my whole life, but the more I listened to them, the more I felt I really have to help get their stories heard.”

”Haunting in their detailed evocation of what it means to live through conflict and leave your home, Daniel Skyle’s tender, vivid and redemptive poems give voice to the victims of the war in Syria. Coaxing the sublime from a terrible violence with “a desperate gentleness”, this collection will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned.”

Jack Houston, author of The Fabulanarchist Luxury Uprising (The Emma Press)

”These words really describe mine and others stories, emotions, and memories. This is our life; this is how we felt. It is so important and wonderful that people can read these stories. Especially those who have no idea about how refugees have suffered in war, and what their situation was like when they left their country, and the dangers they faced during their journey to Europe. We had no choice. A thousand thank yous for telling the world about the stories and pain of refugees.”

Hanna, refugee from Syria