Welcome to the Hikayat Shamiyya (Syrian Stories) Blog.

Here you will find stories from Syria that aims to shed light on the humanity of a people and place that are too often dehumanized, both in the popular mainstream press and in academic writing. As a scholar, my contribution to changing this imbalance is limited to the small audiences of my teaching and writing. My hope, therefore, is that I can reach a wider audience of readers on this site, and thereby contribute to the appreciation of Syria and its people.

ahlan wa sahlan fikum!

اهلاً و سهلاً فيكم
To hear some Syrian music, click on the link below!
Ya Mal al-Sham