The Syrian World Vol. 04 no. 08


The Syrian World Vol. 04 no. 08


Vol. 4 no. 08 of The Syrian World published April 1930. The issue opens with an interview conducted by Salloum Mokarzel with El-Atassi a Syrian Nationalist Leader and President of the Constituent assembly Discusses the Political Situation. This is followed by a quote by Kahlil Gibran titled Helpfulness. The most important inclusion in this issue is Rev. W. A. Mansur's writing about the transitional period occurring in America. In his story he has a Syrian character deliver an imaginary speech to the United States Senate, apropos of some derogatory remarks made against the Syrians present in America. This is followed by two poems one by Najla sabe and the other by Paul Deab. Louis Maron then presents one of his short stories titled The Return Home, which recounts the story of a boy named Najib and his journey back and forth between Lebanon and the United States over several years. Salloum Mokarzel, the editor then presents another portion of his journey through Lebanon covering his journey from Beirut to the Palestine border. The last work in the issue is a poem by Jonard Egis (using a nom de plume) titled The Syrian Laborer. The issue closes with the Reader's Forum, excerpts from the Arab press, and more of the political developments in Syria.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Vol. 04 no. 08,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed June 7, 2023,