UA-125420510-1 Aleppo – Qisetna: Talking Syria
January 19, 2018
Person walks through an arch in an Aleppo street

A Stroll in Aleppo

While visiting Aleppo in the summer of 2010, I invited my American-born husband to stroll through its streets, starting from our old house in Azizieh.
December 22, 2016
Soap and spices in market

Aleppo Markets

When I was a little boy, I used to hear my father talking about the “Mdayene”, a name used by Aleppens to describe the old market.
July 30, 2016
Aleppo souk at night

In the Souq

“I need some dates, spices and zaatar halabi, Ramadan might be tomorrow”, my mum said to my dad.
July 16, 2016
crowd in a football stadium

My Football Team

Most of Syria’s football teams used to play on Fridays. As we were big fans of football, we used to wait impatiently for that day.
May 14, 2016
Reflection of Aleppo buildings in water

The Citadel

I used to wake up at 7.30 everyday, eat breakfast with my mum and dad, and then set off to work.
February 24, 2015
Black and white sketch

Aleppo Days

These are murky and bitter days in Aleppo, days of endless exhaustion. I can’t escape my situation.
November 14, 2014
Man kicking an orange in a courtyard

Little Details

I left Syria on 22 July 2012. The main reason was the search for security. It is the same reason everyone leaves Syria nowadays.
November 2, 2014
Man scoring basketball shot

My Basketball Kit

Everything started when I was ten years old. By that time I was already 170cm (5’6" feet) tall.
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