Fictionalizing Syria

Ammar Almamoun
Syrian Activist, Living in Paris

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The Author is Ammar Almamoun

Ammar Almamoun is a Syrian journalist and activist who left Syria for Paris in 2015. He writes for a number of international Arab newspapers. Almamoun has a Master's in journalism and is working on a Master's in cultural studies at the Sorbonne.

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