Ajnabi is Arabic for foreigner. This one is trying to make sense of Syria’s growing chaos. It ain’t easy.
Samuel Perriman set up this blog while living in Damascus. He witnessed as the crisis evolved from a small and isolated protest movement based on local grievances to a country-wide uprising which has so far left around 7,000 dead.
Although he has now left Syria, Perriman continues to write about the Syrian uprising as well as wider Middle Eastern politics.
Some highlights of Samuel Perriman’s work:
Regional Spotlights: The Arab Spring One Year On (December 2011, SOAS Radio, audio)
The Arab Spring in SW1 (November 2011, originally for The Vibe, text and images)
The Europeans turn off the taps in Syria (September 2011, originally for The Vibe, text)
Flash Mobs: The Changing Tactics of Syria’s Protestors (August 2011, text)
The Noise of Protest Reaches Quiet Oman (February 2011, text and images)
Samuel Perriman’s writing has also appeared on the following sites: