Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir

Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir
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A New York Times Notable Book: A celebrated memoir about life in war-torn Beirut, covering the Israeli invasion of 1982 and fifteen years of civil war
as relevant nowadays as it was at its very first published in 1990, fragments of Beirut. records what it is like to live in the midst of shelling, bombings and gun battles between militias in the streets. Even though other people fled, Makdisi chosen to stay, educate their kids and participate in the liveliness of the rest of the Community. This intensely individual memory that deliberately avoids the political dimension, but by way of an exploration of his own journey from Jerusalem to Cairo, United States, Beirut and finally Makdisi calls the underlying causes that go back to the colonial past of the region and submit “a deep indictment of the inhumane policies in this conflict” (Michael C. Hudson, Georgetown University). Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir

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