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Limbo Beirut
Limbo Beirut
Shūmān, Hilāl, 1982-2016
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In Hilal Chouman's Limbo Beirut, a gay artist, a struggling novelist, a pregnant woman, a disabled engineering student, a former militia member, and a medical intern all take turns narrating the violent events of May 2008, when Hezbollah militants and Future Movement fighters clashed in the streets of Beirut. For most of these young men and women, the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) is but a vague recollection, but the brutality of May 2008 serves to reawaken forgotten memories and stir up fears of a revival of sectarian violence. Yet despite these fears, the violence these characters witness helps them to break free from the mundane details of their lives and look at the world anew.
Main title:
Limbo Beirut / Hilal Chouman ; translated by Anna Ziajka Stanton.
Imprint:
Austin, Texas : Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, [2016]©2016
Collation:
x, 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN:
9781477310052 (paperback)1477310053 (paperback)
Dewey class:
892.737
LC class:
PJ7918.H68
Language:
EnglishArabic
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionCHOUAvailable
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