The Raqqa diaries : escape from "Islamic State" / by Samer ; edited by Mike Thomson ; illustrations by Scott Coello ; translation by Nader Ibrahim ; co-edited by John Neal.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First American edition.
    • Notes:
      "Samer (a pseudonym) is twenty-four years old. Having escaped Raqqa, he is living in a refugee camp in northern Syria." -- from book jacket
      43
    • ISBN:
      9781566560054
      1566560055
    • Accession Number:
      neos.7870341
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SAMER et al. The Raqqa diaries : escape from “Islamic State”. [s. l.]: Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2017. ISBN 9781566560054. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Samer, Coelho S illustrations, Thomson M editor, Ibrahiim N translator. The Raqqa Diaries : Escape from “Islamic State.” Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Samer, Coelho, S. illustrations, Thomson, M. editor, & Ibrahiim, N. translator. (2017). The Raqqa diaries : escape from “Islamic State.” Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Samer, Scott illustrations Coelho, Mike editor Thomson, and Nader translator Ibrahiim. 2017. The Raqqa Diaries : Escape from “Islamic State.” Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Samer et al. (2017) The Raqqa diaries : escape from ‘Islamic State’. Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Samer, Coelho, S illustrations, Thomson, M editor & Ibrahiim, N translator 2017, The Raqqa diaries : escape from ‘Islamic State’, Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Samer, et al. The Raqqa Diaries : Escape from “Islamic State.” Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Samer, Scott illustrations Coelho, Mike editor Thomson, and Nader translator Ibrahiim. The Raqqa Diaries : Escape from “Islamic State.” Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Samer, Coelho S illustrations, Thomson M editor, Ibrahiim N translator. The Raqqa diaries : escape from “Islamic State” [Internet]. Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.; 2017 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7870341&custid=s3443875

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2017 July #1

Raqqa, located in eastern Syria, is one of the most isolated cities in the world owing to the current occupation by the Islamic State (IS). The IS is ruling the civilian population through fear and intimidation. Outside journalists are banned from this area and the penalty for speaking to Western media is death by beheading. The BBC was able to get in contact with the small activist group Al-Sharqiya 24. A member of this group agreed to write a personal diary about his experience using the pseudonym Samer. His book provides a rare look at civilian life inside Raqqa. There are details of the fear tactics employed by IS that include cruel public punishments, with IS recruiting children as young as eight years old to carry them out. Transporting the diaries out of Raqqa was permeated with communication challenges, with frequent days of anxious silence from the activist group. To help protect Samer, his words were encrypted and sent to a third country before being passed on to the BBC. The details of Samer's experience are often times shocking yet provide an important document of this region's history. VERDICT Highly recommended for anyone interested in better understanding the impact of IS in Syria.—Gary Medina, El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA

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