CBC Books Canada Reads 2019: Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung on Homes

CBC Books Canada Reads 2019: Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung on Homes

In this video Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung discuss Homes, a memoir of al Rabeeah's childhood in Iraq and Syria. Just before civil war broke out, al Rabeeah's family left Iraq for safety in Homs, Syria. Al Rabeeah was 10 years old when the violence began in his new home. He remembers attacks on his mosque and school, car bombings and firebombs. Now a high school student in Edmonton, Alta., al Rabeeah shared his story with writer Winnie Yeung in hopes it will bring greater understanding of Syria.

  • 2019
  • 00:06:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/27/2019