• "Remarkable . . . rare, intimate . . . Samer is an understated hero of our time."

    The Times
  • "As powerful and fast-paced as a thriller . . . this is brutal non-fiction, plainly and urgently told."

  • "Readers will salute the quite literally death defying bravery of Samer in taking a stand against the terrorists. He shows that no matter how hopeless the situation, the simple act of bearing witness is one of the most powerful human responses available . . . The Raqqa Diaries is so important."

    Evening Standard
  • "The book is beautifully produced . . . Everyone should spend a couple of hours of their life reading it, to remind themselves that, even in the darkest depth of human misery, the bravest souls still exist."

    Sunday Times