From the Editors
[Salma Idilbi is a Syrian writer. This text was written in Arabic and published on Jadaliyya. It is translated by Fatima Fettar] I spent every moment of my entire education, from age four to eighteen at “Dar al-Salam” School at the center Al-Najma Square in the heart of Damascus, It was one of the best private schools. Its students were all from affluent families; businessmen, officials, and what was then know as “the middle class.” My own cousin who was twenty years my ...Keep Reading »
Fatima Fettar is studying Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies with a concentration on Arabic language at the College of William and Mary. She is an intern with Jadaliyya.
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