Monthly Archives: September 2017

Syrian Writers Association: Fighting Opression; Supporting Democracy and Freedom of Speech

Qantara: Syria’s opposition writers Fighting oppression and censorship Syrian writers in exile have founded a new association. Their aim is to continue their country’s rich literary tradition and to use the pen to fight for political and cultural change and

Sadeq Jalal al-Azm First President of the Syrian Writers Association

From Wikipedia: Please refer to original article for comments and footnotes:   Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm (Arabic: صادق جلال العظم‎‎ Ṣādiq Jalāl al-‘Aẓm; 1934 – December 11, 2016) was a Professor Emeritus of Modern European Philosophy at the University of Damascus in Syria and was, until 2007, a