Interview: Ninos – Syrian in Australia

- By Ninos Sawa LEAVING BEHIND It’s a sad feeling when you leave your home. I have left my home only physically. My heart and mind are still in Syria. I miss...

Shaam Film Festival Media Conference

 - By Greta Medawar and Carissa Gilham In May 2017, Shaam Group presented the inaugural Shaam Syrian Film Festival in Melbourne and Sydney with the objective of providing a platform...

LENA CHAMAMYAN

Lena is an Armenian Syrian singer, composer and musician. Described as a Syrian ambassador spreading the jasmine voice of Damascus, she has performed in Germany, England, Sweden, Turkey, Jordan,...

Karla – Student, Realist and Footy Tragic

As a teacher, I have always asked myself what sets us apart from other professions. Is it possible to 'leave' our work at work and not to bring it...

Book Review: Road to Damascus

Elaine Rippey Imady, MSI Press, LLC, 2013 Traveling to Syria meant leaving behind my mother and my two sisters and uprooting myself from my small Hudson River town where  ...

Book Review: Daughter of Damascus

Book Review by Lisa Accadia   Daughter of Damascus by Siham Tergeman Published by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1994         Damascus in my mind’s eye… is an Arabic...