New Book by Ozlem Ezer, “Syrian Women Refugees: Personal Accounts of Transition”

Ozlem Ezer, a former CMES visiting scholar, has a forthcoming publication out this January 2019: Syrian Women Refugees: Personal Accounts of Transition.

Based on original interviews, this book relates the experiences of nine Syrian women refugees and their perspectives on a range of subjects. Each narrative reveals a displaced woman's concept of the self in relation to memory, history, trauma and reconciliation within familial, international and cultural contexts. Their stories contribute to building bonds and promoting trust between locals and "strangers" who are often defined only by their status as refugees, and serve as a timely reminder that we too can become refugees through a sudden turn of events.