Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story

Freedom Hospital

Author: Hamid Sulaiman

Translator: Francesca Barrie

Original language: French

Published by: Jonathan Cape, October 2017

It is spring 2012 and 40,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring. In the wake of this, Yasmin has set up a clandestine hospital in the north of the country. The town that she lives in is controlled by Assad’s brutal regime, but is relatively stable. However, as the months pass, the situation becomes increasingly complex and violent. Told in stark, beautiful black-and-white imagery,   Freedom Hospital   illuminates a complicated situation with gut-wrenching detail and very dark humour.

The story of Syria is one of the most devastating narratives of our age and   Freedom Hospital   is an important and timely book from a new international talent.