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Beirut Diary

The sofa shakes, but it’s not an earthquake…. It’s one of the strongest non-nuclear explosions ever in the world, in a place where surviving is anyway an accident

Beirut Diary

Stayin’ Alive

In Lebanon, staying alive is purely a matter of chance. Shell-shocked at home on August 4, the day Beirut Port exploded and reduced the surrounding areas to smithereens and oblivion, I could only recall the civil war days. I was once watching TV in the living room and my parents insisted that I come to the table to eat pomegranates fresh from my grandfather’s orchard in southern Lebanon. A minute after moving to the table, a bullet struck the spot where I was sitting.

A Stitch In Time
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