August 13, 2012

I open my eyes. I wake up a teenager in my grandmother’s old flat in the Aziziyeh, a district close to Aleppo’s downtown and Old City. The lively bustle only three floors below punctures my half-awaken state — all hot, sweaty and despondent. I simultaneously curse the…

March 15, 2013

For my brother Omar, who asked me write about Syria. I apologize if it’s not what you were expecting.

I’ve spent the better part of the past two months with my head bent over documents — dry fingers sifting through piles of dust, rusty nails, and printed…

Reem Bailony

Historian of the Middle East, focusing on Syrian diaspora and migration. Assistant Professor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.

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