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My Road from Damascus: A Conversation with Jamal Saeed

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D216
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The Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives is pleased to announce an upcoming conversation with Jamal Saeed about his recent memoir, My Road from Damascus, on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30-8:30 PM in Mac-Corry D216.  

Jamal Saeed spent 12 years as a prisoner of conscience in Syria before being invited to Canada in 2016. He continues to raise awareness about Syria’s ongoing civil war and humanitarian crisis through his work as an activist, editor, visual artist, and author. He lives in Kingston, ON. 

My Road from Damascus not only tells the story of Saeed’s severe years in Syria’s most notorious military prisons but also his life during the country’s dramatic changes. Saeed chronicles modern Syria from the 1950s right up to his escape to Canada in 2016, recounting its descent from a country of potential to a pawn of cynical and corrupt powers. He paints a picture of village life, his youthful love affairs, his rebellion as a young Marxist, and his evolution into a free thinker, living in hiding as a teenager for 30 months while being hunted by the secret police. He recalls his brutal prison years, his final release, and his family’s harrowing escape to Canada. 

The conversation will also be live streamed on our Facebook page. Light refreshments will be served.  

Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives
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