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Co-Authors of New Book Discuss Life in Syria and a Spiritual Quest

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The book, Inside Syria:  A  Physician’s Memoir, co-written by pediatric neurologist Dr. Tarif Bakdash who worked for a time at Mercy Springfield and Dr. W.D. Blackmon,head of the MSU English Department, puts into context the current political and humanitarian crisis involving Syria.  The authors will present readings in southern Missouri next week.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talked with them about the book.

Dr. Bakdash and Dr. Blackmon will present a reading from their book Thursday Feb. 25 at 2 pm at the West Plains Civic Center and Friday Feb. 26 at 7 pm in the Plaster Student Union in Springfield.