The Resource The road from Raqqa : a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging, Jordan Ritter Conn

The road from Raqqa : a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging, Jordan Ritter Conn

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The road from Raqqa : a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging
Title
The road from Raqqa
Title remainder
a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging
Statement of responsibility
Jordan Ritter Conn
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Alkasem brothers, Riyad and Bashar, spend their childhood in Raqqa, the Syrian city that would later become the capital of ISIS. As a teenager in the 1980s, Riyad witnesses the devastating aftermath of the Hama massacre--an atrocity that the Hafez al-Assad regime commits upon its people. Wanting to expand his notion of government and justice, Riyad moves to the United States to study law, but his plans are derailed and he eventually falls in love with a Southern belle. They move to a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, where they raise two sons and where Riyad opens a restaurant--Café Rakka--cooking the food his grandmother used to make. But he finds himself confronted with the darker side of American freedoms: the hardscrabble life of a newly arrived immigrant, enduring bigotry, poverty, and loneliness. Years pass, and at the height of Syria's civil war, fearing for his family's safety halfway across the world, he risks his own life by making a dangerous trip back to Raqqa. Bashar, meanwhile, in Syria. After his older brother moves to America, Bashar embarks on a brilliant legal career under the same corrupt Assad government that Riyad despises. Reluctant to abandon his comfortable (albeit conflicted) life, he fails to perceive the threat of ISIS until it's nearly too late."--
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Biography type
collective biography
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conn, Jordan Ritter
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS99.R27
LC item number
C66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alkasem, Riyad
  • Alkasem, Bashar
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Brothers
  • Brothers
  • Refugees
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • United States
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The road from Raqqa : a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging, Jordan Ritter Conn
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 255 pages
Isbn
9781984817181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1164185358
  • 1968466
  • (OCoLC)on1164185358
Label
The road from Raqqa : a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging, Jordan Ritter Conn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 255 pages
Isbn
9781984817181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1164185358
  • 1968466
  • (OCoLC)on1164185358

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