Getting married in a refugee camp is a tricky business. It's a world without rules, where the value of money changes by the day, rumors and gossip are everywhere, and tragedy is a constant backdrop. Yet there are weddings nearly every day in Za'atari, the crowded, dusty camp in the Jordanian desert, where some 120,000 Syrians have come after fleeing the chaos that has consumed their homeland.
A Syrian Wedding tells the true story of Mohammad and Amneh, a young couple who are navigating this treacherous landscape as they try to prepare for what should be the happiest day of their lives. Middle East reporter Nicholas Seeley offers listeners an inside look at the terrible challenges and tiny joys of people displaced by violence and conflict.
While the information in this book/audiobook is 3 years out of date given the ongoing war in Syria, it does provide insight into Syrian milieu of the camp and the people who are trying to make a life in the camp whilst their country is mired in war.