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Fadi Azzam

Fadi Azzam is a Syrian writer and was the Culture and Arts Correspondent for Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper. His opinion columns have appeared in the NY Times and a number of newspapers across the Middle East and Arab Gulf. He is the author of Sarmada (2011), longlisted for the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction and the author of Huddud’s House (2017), longlisted for the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.   Translator:  Ghada Alatrash PhD is a Syrian-Canadian Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and General Education at Mt. Royal University in Calgary, Canada. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Research: Languages and Diversity from the University of Calgary.


Items by Fadi Azzam

  • When Syrians lost their moment in history 

    It was back in 1971, fifty years ago, that Hafez Al-Assad took over a turbulent Syria and began to rule with an iron fist in a style that resembled that of Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania and North Korea’s Kim dynasty. Gradually, Al-Assad succeeded in transforming the Syrian Republic into...