When Our Cities Hollowed is an interrelated collection of short fiction that follows an extended family's everyday lives before and during the Syrian Civil War. In efforts to combat current media narratives regarding Syrians, this collection presents a complex counter-narrative, following characters of a typical Sunni Muslim, middle-class family, some of whom support the government, others of whom support the opposition. War, in these stories, is a looming shadow, often acting as a catalyst to many of the characters' conclusions about love, family, and what it means to be alive.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Al-Harastani, Hana, "When Our Cities Hollowed" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5435.