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Author Ahmad, Aeham, 1988- author.

Title The pianist from Syria : a memoir / Aeham Ahmad, as told to Sandra Hetzl and Ariel Hauptmeier ; translated by Emanuel Bergmann.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Ahmad,A AHM    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Ahmad,A AHM    Available
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 276 pages : illustration, maps ; 22 cm
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Note Translation of: Und die Vögel werden singen.
Language Translated from the German.
Summary "An astonishing yet true account of a pianist's life in war-torn Syria and his ultimate escape to Germany offers a deeply personal perspective on the most devastating refugee crisis of this century. Aeham Ahmad was born a second-generation refugee--the son of a blind violinist and carpenter who recognized Aeham's talent and taught him how to play piano and love music from an early age. When his grandparents and father were forced to flee Israel and seek refuge from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 1948, Aeham's family built a life in Yarmouk, an unofficial refugee camp to more than 160,000 Palestinians in Damascus. While waiting for the conflict to be resolved so that they could return to their homeland, they raised a new generation in Syria. But another fight overtook their asylum. Their only havens were in music and each other. In his escape from Syria, Aeham sought out a safe place for him and his family to call home and build a better future."--Dust jacket.
Subject Ahmad, Aeham, 1988-
Pianists -- Syria -- Biography.
Refugees -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Hetzl, Sandra, 1980- contributor.
Hauptmeier, Ariel, contributor.
Bergmann, Emanuel, 1972- translator.
Added Title Und die Vögel werden singen. English
ISBN 9781501173493 (hbk.)
1501173499 (hbk.)

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