Beirut Re-CollectedBy Mashallah News Et Ami
In Beirut, the boundaries between past, present and future are often blurred. Much has been written already about this wounded, resurrected, cursed and magical city. But what kind of human stories reveal themselves through the cracks of this fascinating metropolis? In this book, authors from Beirut have “encountered” the city to collect some of its lost and forgotten stories. They have traced personal trajectories and found little-known places which together form the pieces of a vast puzzle: modern Beirut with all its nuances. Throughout the book, the stories overlap and echo one another. The memories of an exiled mother, treasures found deep in the sea, an abandoned railway, trompe-l’oeil houses, benevolent mini-bus rivers, a gypsy prince. In Beirut Re-Collected, a new generation of writers and journalists pays tribute to the complexity of the Lebanese capital and to the destinies it has shaped.