Samar Yazbek is a PEN prizewinning novelist, journalist, and activist from Jableh, Syria. Now living in exile in Paris, Yazbek has been committed to both bearing witness, and documenting the stories of others who have witnessed the atrocities in Syria. In Rania’s film In Fields of Words: Conversations with Samar Yazbek (pictured above), one can feel Yazbek’s experience of this in her words “I’ve become a cemetary”; housing the testimony of the dead.
Yazbek has also founded a women’s organisation in Syria called Women Now, and is a prolific novelist, the latest of which will be published later this year in English. Links and resources to further content below!
Non-Fiction Writing (English language)
Contributed to The Passenger (2021)
Contributed to The Long Walk With Little Amal (2021)
Fiction Writing (English language)