Hello friends!

I’m honored to announce that my upcoming novel, The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War, is now available for Pre-Order. This novel is set in the current civil war engulfing Syria and follows a young boy after he is separated from his family during the devastating Battle of Aleppo. Although the protagonist is fictitious, this novel accurately depicts the events that transpired in


Aleppo during the summer of 2012. I hope that reading this will lead readers to have a greater understanding of the plight those in Syria face, as well as those in other war torn regions. This story is not about the politics of the war and does not aim to sway readers to one side or the other; instead, it is about the unbreakable spirit of humanity.

The publication date for the novel is July 27th, 2018. However, the kindle version of the novel is now available on AMAZON. The print version will become available on the publication date. Below is the cover and the official premise:


“After standing for over 7,000 years, Aleppo’s ruin came overnight. Separated from his family during the night the rebels attacked the city, thirteen-year-old Zaid Kadir is lost in the middle of a war zone. Alongside his friends, he is forced to survive the dangers of a civil war he does not even fully understand. Zaid witnesses the destruction of the brutal Syrian Civil War as it grows more deadly by the day and rips his city apart. However, as he braves this destruction, as he desperately tries to survive this catastrophe, he discovers something. Zaid realizes that it is in the darkest hours when humanity’s spirit of hope burns brightest.”

I am very honored to have been able to write this work. In an over-politicized world, my wish is for this work to humanize those we call “refugees”. As mentioned earlier, this book is not about the politics of the Syrian Civil War or any other conflict. Its aim is not to convince readers to support any faction or political party. Instead, this story is about the unbreakable spirit of humanity.  It is about how humanity’s strength often burns brightest during the darkest hours.

I would like to end by emphasizing how much I appreciate your support of my writings. I would not be able to write works such as this without people like you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

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