Syria's Secret Library - A talk by Mike Thomson (BBC journalist and author)
Date(s) - 03/04/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Event. Register Here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/syrias-secret-library-a-talk-by-mike-thomson-bbc-journalist-and-author-tickets-141403749421?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
“Could there really be a secret library filled with thousands of books rescued from the rubble of war? An underground library sanctuary filled with lovers of poetry, science, history and art, who held book clubs while bullets flew above? It defied every brutal image I had of the Syrian war, and I was determined to find out more.”
This is the story of an extraordinary place and the people who made it happen. It is also a book about human resilience and values. And through it all is threaded the very wonderful, universal love for books and the hope they can bring. The University of Leicester invites you to join this inspiring webinar organised as part of Breaking Barriers Refugee Week, the University’s Mental Health Day, and World Book Day.