Write a Revolution announces winners

The SOS Syria Write a Revolution competition launched earlier this year and attracted submissions from writers across the globe. Entrants were asked to consider the words freedom, oppression, unity, justice and hope in light of recent events in Syria.

Supported by Muslim Writers Awards, the organisers are pleased to announce the winners:

Short Story: Night, by Amal Saffour

Once upon a time, night had been his friend.
Underneath her cloak he would sit and watch the city. If the city slept, night was his comrade and his companion. She was his armchair for reflection, his schoolbook, inspiring him with lines of poetry and undiscovered treasures of imagination.
And if the city was alive… continue reading


Poetry: Bitter Sweet, by Syma Alam
The humming of bullets thicken the air
Death preys on the souls of innocent men
Like a crazed grim wind it seeps everywhere
Without knocking it enters, feasts again
Our lips have been sealed but our eyes
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The Write a Revolution competition is run by FOSIS SOSSyria Campaign. For further details, please visit the homepage.