Freedom: Home, Prison, Exile and the World

Freedom: Home, Prison, Exile and the World

90 pages


Genre: Politics, Nonfiction, Biography, Essay

With his personal experience in Syrian jails in the 80s and the following years of exile, Yassin Al-Haj Saleh examines with a captivating clarity all the aspects of a men’s freedom. He demonstrates with what danger and hardships the longing for freedom is tied to, like a radical change in the way of thinking and the external reality and he refers to freedom as a movement where the decisive step brings you to unknown spaces to be discovered. Because freedom leads to war or to culture, freedom is the key to world where human dignity prevails. This free meditation on freedom is a personal story written down with abstract concepts. It is a story of adventure and dangers written down to be rewritten again.

German title: Freiheit: Heimat, Gefängnis, Exil und die Welt
ISBN: 978-3-95757-880-8
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin
Publication date: 2020
Series: Fröhliche Wissenschaft Vol. 162

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Yassin Al-Haj Saleh was born in 1961. He is a Syrian writer and political dissident. He writes on political, social and cultural subjects relating to Syria and the Arab world.

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