Diana Darke

My Syria

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Venue: St Peter’s Church
Time: 4pm
Tickets: £12 (Students: £10)

The conflict in Syria has dominated news bulletins for too long, and the despair and devastation that has taken place there over the last few years is in danger of defining it. But Syria’s history is rich and fascinating, and the issues that dominate the headlines come as a result of that history.

Diana Darke has an unparalleled insight into this troubled country. An Arabic speaker and Middle East cultural expert, she is the author of My House in Damascus, The Merchant of Syria and co-author of The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo, her most recent book which tells the extraordinary true story of an heroic ambulance driver who created a cat sanctuary in the midst of war-torn Aleppo – a testament to humanity in a place of inhumanity.

Talking to Julia Wheeler

Diana Darke,Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Diana Darke,The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo,Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival