Another lens to view Syria: its merchants

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Towards the end of her book “The Merchant of Syria: A History of Survival,” British Arabist Diana Darke quotes a Syrian proverb. “All roads lead to the mill” it goes, a reference to the Syrian people’s indomitable instinct for survival through commerce over hundreds of years. It may seem like an uncomfortably Panglossian sentiment when … Continue reading “Another lens to view Syria: its merchants”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK