3 DAYS IN DAMASCUS is a memoir a couple of three-year struggle for an opportunity at love with an Iraqi refugee the writer met in Syria. whereas vacationing to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria to interview Iraqi refugees and listen to a few of their tales, Kim by no means anticipated to fall in love with one in every of them. yet that's precisely what occurred. this can be the tale of 1 American lady and one Iraqi guy set opposed to the backdrop of the Iraqi refugee challenge. via genuine Iraqi refugee interviews, a whirlwind middle-eastern love tale and the as a result doomed, intercontinental courting advised via texts and emails with civil battle, revolution and an prepared marriage because the backdrop, we research of tradition and devastation, desperation and redemption, whereas nonetheless by no means wasting desire. whereas there are approximately sixty five million refugees world wide, nearly 5 million Iraqis were displaced from their houses because the U.S led invasion in their kingdom, such a lot of them fleeing to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. due to the fact that Syria is at the moment in the course of a violent civil struggle, the Iraqis there are left in a very risky place— caught among a rock and a troublesome position with nowhere to head. This well timed memoir examines the lives of dozens of those Iraqi refugees attempting desperately to outlive in an international unaware of their plight and one Iraqi specifically: Omar. advised via a powerful narrative and an incredibly comedic lens, the reader travels with the writer via this unknown, sandy terrain breaking assumptions, stereotypes and expectancies — in a trip that eventually results in the main conventional assumption you can think: a center japanese guy agreeing to an prepared marriage. And after 3 years of attempting to “save” Omar and salvage a lifestyles for/with him, she discovers probably he wasn’t the person who wanted saving.
“This heartfelt memoir will take you into one other international, as Kim and Omar meet and stroll lots of love’s pathways. An American volunteer interviewing Iraqi refugees concerning the horrors of struggle, Kim falls in love with Omar, and therefore starts off a three-year odyssey. Kim’s tale will resonate with a person for whom the trail of affection by no means did run smooth.” Chellie Campbell, writer 'From fear to prosperous' and 'The filthy rich Spirit.'
“Kim's memoir is kind of amazing within the means she brings you correct up shut, occasionally painfully, frequently with plenty of laughs, to the placement of Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria...She notices issues such a lot people could shrink back from, and she or he tells the tale so in my opinion, you are feeling you're together with her. You take into accout the main points she sees, just like the tea ready over an open hearth within the kitchen, and the uniform plastic chairs. The tales of loss are informed with painful, and respectful element, biding the request from one refugee to 'tell the total story'. Kim tells the tale of Omar, and discovers he's normal of so much refugees. She learns a refugee's maximum hope is to move domestic, and once they do flow, their tradition strikes with them.” Sybella Wilkes, UNHCR Senior Communications Officer.
“Kim Schultz has written a searing love tale set opposed to the backdrop of a global tragedy: the plight of thousands of refugees fleeing violence within the heart East. it's a compelling learn that may make you a glance at international information in a unique, extra own, way.” Jim Michaels, writer of 'A likelihood in Hell: the lads who triumphed over Iraq’s deadliest urban and became the tide of war.'
“Kim Schultz has written an earnest and sincere account of 2 humans from contrary poles discovering love and heartache within the lengthy shadow of an unforgiving conflict. Her tale is a lively fight opposed to higher forces - forms, tradition, faith, human displacement, and loss.” Kirk W. Johnson, writer of 'To Be a pal is deadly: the struggle to avoid wasting the Iraqis the USA Left at the back of and founding father of the checklist Project.'