Northshire Saratoga: Yaddo Presents Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan - "Map of Hope and Sorrow"

In person at our NY location!
Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


We are delighted to welcome you back to this in person event at our Saratoga Springs, NY store!

We are delighted to partner with Yaddo to present an evening with Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan in honor of their book Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece. Benedict will join us in person in our Saratoga store, and Awwadawnan will join us remotely to discuss their book with her.

Map of Hope and Sorrow is the stories of refugees who fled violence or persecution only to become trapped in the worst refugee camps in Europe. Helen Benedict, award-winning British-American professor of journalism at Columbia University, teams up with Syrian writer and refugee, Eyad Awwadawnan, to present the stories of five refugees who have endured long and dangerous journeys from the Middle East and Africa to Greece.

Hasan, Asmahan, Evans, Mursal and Calvin each tell their story, tracing the trajectory of their lives from homes and families in Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Cameroon to the brutal refugee camps, where they are trapped in a strange and hostile world. These are compelling, first-person stories of resilience, suffering and hope, told in a depth rarely seen in non-fiction, partly because one of the authors is a refugee himself, and partly because both authors spent years getting to know the interviewees and winning their trust. The women and men in this book tell their stories in their own words, retaining control and dignity, while revealing intimate and heartfelt scenes from their lives.

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Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece By Helen Benedict, Eyad Awwadawnan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781804440018
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Footnote Press - October 18th, 2022

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