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18 popular lebanese books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Lebanon. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine EN

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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her. By the best-selling author of The Hakawati. 20,000 first printing.

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Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf EN

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There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name? In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and danger, Balthasar's ultimate quest is to find the secret that could save the world. Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Beast' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Genoese Levantine merchant, sets out on an adventure that will take him across the breadth of the civilised world, from Constantinople, through the Mediterranean, to London shortly before the Great Fire. Balthasar's urgent quest is to track down a copy of one of the rarest a... continue
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Beirut by Samir Kassir EN

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Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering a dazzling panorama of the city's Seleucid, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and French incarnations. Kassir vividly describes Beirut's spectacular growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, concentrating on its emergence after the Second World War as a cosmopolitan capital until its near destruction during the devastating Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990. --from publisher description.

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Brieven in de nacht by Hudā Barakāt NL

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Sombere brieven, zonder adres of afzender, geschreven door mensen die gevlucht of verbannen zijn aan een geliefd iemand.

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Der Prophet. Der Narr. Der Wanderer by Khalīl Ǧibrān DE

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Die Parabeln und Gleichnisse des libanesischen Dichterphilosophen Khalil Gibran erzählen in betörend schlichter Sprache von der menschlichen Suche nach Wahrheit und Aufrichtigkeit, berichten von Liebe und Freundschaft und geben einsichtsvolle Antworten auf die existentiellen Fragen des Lebens. Dieser Band versammelt Gibrans berühmteste Werke Der Prophet, Der Narr und Der Wanderer in neuer Übersetzung.
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I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached EN

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Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories. Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Beirut as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Follow her past cars riddled with bullet holes, into taxi cabs that travel where buses refuse to go, and n outings to collect shrapnel from the sidewalk. With striking black-and-white artwork, Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone.


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Night by Etel Adnan EN

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A luminescent new book by one of our leading innovative writers

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No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib EN

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