"Funds raised will be distributed to a variety of on-the-ground organizations, including: the Unite Lebanon Youth Project, Beit Aftal Assomoud, Food Blessed, Iftar in a Box, Sesobel, Rebuild Beirut, Wa Taawanoo, and Egna Legna."
A few updates from booksellers and libraries around Beirut.
"A bitter, metallic taste rises to my tongue. I take a deep breath, put my key in the lock, and shove open the door."
We discuss the current situation in Lebanon and literature that looks at the worlds beneath our feet.
The Lebanese poet, essayist, art critic, and diplomat Salah Stétié died last night in Paris, his family announced.
"What is astonishing here is how she manages to give weariness its own relentless energy."
"Perhaps, after this pandemic passes,/ I will keep the rituals I have acquired in its course / because I've learned to hold on- more than ever before -/ to time,/ to examine it meticulously/ and to find life, clenched and caught,/ in its fleeting moments."
"The Public Source" was conceived as a platform for in-depth, long-form accountability journalism; with the spark of revolution, they precipitated our publishing date and launched the platform with "Dispatches from the October Revolution."
"I told my wife, now that we have reached sixty together -- / with myself a bit ahead of her,/ we will be living from now on/ the most wonderful decade of our lives . . ."
In short, Junge writes that al-Fāriyāqīya demands the right to a woman’s participation in lust, which means not only sexual desire, but also social and cultural desires -- and thus also linguistic pleasures. Women’s emancipation here means not only women’s participation in knowledge, but also in lust. Woman here are not the object of pleasure, but its subject.
"I believe the past — whether we call it a civil war or peace — will not end until the fall of the Second Republic, which is the protector of the official narrative of the civil war and the killer of the war’s missing and kidnapped."
The video was taken on October 19, when Hashem Beck read at the Rugby Tavern in London as part of the London launch of her Laureate's Choice Anthology: There Was and How Much There Was.