Global Book Club Meeting: My House in Damascus

Damascus city centre

  • Room 404, Babbage Building, Plymouth University (This room has disabled access - if the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.)

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Based on decades of living and working in Syria, My House in Damascus offers an inside view of Syria’s cultural and complex religious and ethnic communities. 

In 2005 Diana Darke used her life savings to buy and restore a house in the old city of Damascus. Interwoven with the story of how she renovated the house are asides on an array of issues – education, women’s rights, Islamic art – and the Assad regime. When the war forced her to leave, she turned the house into a refuge for Syrian friends escaping the violence.

Join us to discuss this insightful story of Syria past and present.

The event is free to attend - no booking required. If you don't have time to read the book, a summary will be available.

Email Sue Kay ( for enquiries.

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by Plymouth University.

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