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作者 Fleming, Melissa (Melissa R.), author, interviewer
書名 A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival / Melissa Fleming
出版項 New York : Flatiron Books, [2018]
國際標準書號 9781250106001 (paperback)
1250106001 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  HV640.5.S97 F54 2018    在架上    30560400660236
版本 First Flatiron Books paperback edition
說明 283 pages ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Originally published: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
"Includes an author interview with Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York" --Page [1] of cover
Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight-just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around-nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel floats with a small inflatable water ring around her waist and clutches two children, barely toddlers, to her body. The children had been thrust into Doaa's arms by their drowning relatives, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded ship bound for Sweden and a new life. For days, Doaa floats, prays, and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for these children. She must not lose hope. Doaa Al Zamel was once an average Syrian girl growing up in a crowded house in a bustling city near the Jordanian border. But in 2011, her life was upended. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, Syrians began to stand up against their own oppressive regime. When the army was sent to take control of Doaa's hometown, strict curfews, power outages, water shortages, air raids, and violence disrupted everyday life. After Doaa's father's barbershop was destroyed and rumors of women being abducted spread through the community, her family decided to leave Syria for Egypt, where they hoped to stay in peace until they could return home. Only months after their arrival, the Egyptian government was overthrown and the environment turned hostile for refugees. In the midst of this chaos, Doaa falls in love with a young opposition fighter who proposes marriage and convinces her to flee to the promise of safety and a better future in Europe. Terrified and unable to swim, Doaa and her young fiance hand their life savings to smugglers and board a dilapidated fishing vessel with five hundred other refugees, including a hundred children. After four horrifying days at sea, another ship, filled with angry men shouting insults, rams into Doaa's boat, sinking it and leaving the passengers to drown. That is where Doaa's struggle for survival really begins
主題 Zamel, Doaa Al, 1995-
Civil War (Syria : 2011-) fast (OCoLC)fst01907471
Syrians -- Egypt -- Biography
Women refugees -- Syria -- Biography
Refugees -- Syria -- Biography
Refugees -- Egypt -- Biography
Survival at sea -- Mediterranean Sea -- History -- 21st century
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Refugees
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Biography
Darʻā (Syria) -- Biography
Refugees. fast (OCoLC)fst01092797
Survival at sea. fast (OCoLC)fst01761961
Syrians. fast (OCoLC)fst01141359
Women refugees. fast (OCoLC)fst01178455
Egypt. fast (OCoLC)fst01208755
Mediterranean Sea. fast (OCoLC)fst01239753
Syria. fast (OCoLC)fst01208757
Syria -- Darʻā fast fast (OCoLC)fst01277384
2000-2099 fast
Biographies. fast (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biographies. lcgft
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Stanton, Brandon, interviewee
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