Category Archives: Lebanese

If You’re in Beirut December 10, Don’t Miss…

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30-Second Review: في مدينتي حرب

But today I wanted to talk about a book that caused some controversy in our home: في مدينتي حرب, by فاطمة شرف الدين. (Buy it from Neelwafurat here.) It was published by دار النهضة العربية in 2006, when, unfortunately, there was indeed war in the author’s city. Continue reading

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Turning Point Marks 10th Anniversary with قلت لي تيتا

Turning Point Books is celebrating its 10th anniversary with, among other things, the release of Teta’s Wisdom / قلت لي تيتا. (It’s a bilingual book; I prefer the Arabic title.) Written/edited by Hiba El Chaarani and illustrated by Angela Nurpetlian, … Continue reading

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In Shatilla, Kids Work with Samandal Comic Artists to Learn the Trade

Many cheers for the artists and storytellers at Samandal who took time to work with about 25 budding storytellers, aged 15 to 20, on skills from “character-creation to ink-use, in a project aiming to promote dialogue between different groups.” Continue reading

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Tip from Karima: Check Out مجموعة الكوسا by سامح إدريس

From reader Karima (thank you!), for all of you out there looking for quality children’s books in Arabic: Please check out, if you haven’t already done so, the very charming and thoughtful Lebanese series often referred to as “Magmoo3et el … Continue reading

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