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Eclipse of the Sunnis

Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East

By Deborah Amos

  • ISBN13: 9781586489502
  • Pub Date: 03/08/2011 | Price: $15.99 / $18.50 CAN
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Trim: 6.00 x 9.25 Inches | 256 Pages
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About the Book

From Amman to Beirut and Damascus, award-winning NPR reporter Deborah Amos follows Sunnis living in exile--the largest exile population in postwar history. Husbands are separated from wives, children from parents, and many are cast into a violent and uncaring subculture in which they have few rights and no roots. Even college-educated women are forced to turn to prostitution. The decisions they make illuminate the human side of the post-conflict displacement in the Middle East and give voice to the trauma of the exiles who must choose daily between dignity and survival.

About the Author

Deborah Amos covers Iraq for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She spent a decade working in television news, including ABC's Nightline and World News Tonight and the PBS programs NOW with Bill Moyers and Frontline. She lives in New York City.