HOME DRAWINGS BY SYRIAN CHILDREN
edited by Ben Quilty, Penguin
In 2016 artist Ben Quilty and author Richard Flanagan stopped at a transit station halfway across Serbia. Two hundred fleeing Syrians piled off a bus terrified, dejected and desperate. While Richard tried to soothe their pain with coffee and words, Ben encouraged the children to draw. That compelling art work is published here in a book that encapsulates the trauma and emotion of the refugee crisis.
Clockwise from above: By Fatema, 11, Jordan. By the child of Hani and Fetteri from Syria, now living in a refugee camp in Lebanon. By Lubaba Hazzaa, 16. “The death toll has risen to more than 100,00 people. How long will the world continue to watch?”