More than two years ago, the Syrian people revolted against the government, which then brutally fought back. At about the same time, 30-year-old Aboud Saeed began his personal revolution on Facebook. His daily status updates have become a literary documentation of his life.
"The Syrian Bukowski." (Aspekte, TV magazine on the arts in German TV channel ZDF) "Saeed’s Facebook feed is a lot of fun to read. It’s quippy and clever and exotic but relatable. ... Saeed is perhaps the world master of humble brag." (Amanda DeMarco, Readux Reads)
Aboud Saeed writes anecdotes, aphorisms, prose poems and commentary. About his mother, smoking, Facebook, love, and daily life during the violent Syrian conflict. Displaying a dark humor in sharing the absurdities of his life, he provides a different and more humane perspective on current events in his country than all the news and reports that usually reach us.