Molly Crabapple with Marwan Hisham (via Skype)
There may be no more striking or harrowing account of the Syrian war yet to appear than Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham and U.S. journalist/artist Molly Crabapple’s Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War (One World). This evening will feature Molly Crabapple, last here for her amazing book, Drawing Blood, and, it is hoped, Marwan Hisham, being skyped in from Turkey, where he is presently based. Molly Crabapple’s artwork give this book even more of a picture of what this war is, and has been for those living through it, and for those dying.
“A revelatory and necessary read on one of the most destructive wars of our time . . . In great personal detail, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple poignantly capture the tumultuous life in Syria before, after, and during the war—from inside one young man’s consciousness.” —Angela Davis.
“This powerful memoir, illuminated with Molly Crabapple’s extraordinary art, provides a rare lens through which we can see a region in deadly conflict, a struggle for peace, and a human tragedy in desperate need of attention. It is a compelling, sobering, and necessary book.” —Bryan Stevenson.