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27 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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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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Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family by Tamara Chalabi EN

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Just ten days after Baghdad’s fall in 2003, Tamara Chalabi arrived in the city after a lifetime in exile—finally entering the homeland she’d known only through stories and her own imagination. Investigating four generations of her family’s history at the forefront of Iraqi society, Chalabi offers a rich portrait of Middle Eastern life and a provocative look at a lost Iraq. Unforgettable characters provide glimpses of the end of the Ottoman Empire, the birth of the Iraqi state, the flowering of “the Paris of the Middle East,” and Iraq’s descent into chaos. At once intimate and magisterial, Chal... continue

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Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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From celebrated Lebanese-Canadian poet and speaker, Najwa Zebian, comes this revised and expanded edition of her debut collection. Mind Platter is a compilation of reflections on life as seen through the eyes of an educator, student, and human who experienced her early days in silence. It is written in the words of a woman who came from Lebanon to Canada at the age of sixteen and experienced what it was like to have fate push her to a place where she didn't belong. It is written in the voice of every person who has felt unheard, mistreated, misjudged, or unseen. The book contains over 200 one-... continue

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Mister N by Najwa Barakat EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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A master of contemporary Arabic fiction returns to English translation with a cunningly layered dark comedy about the powers and limits of creativity in 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

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Tags: Set in Syria

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Samarcanda by Amin Maalouf ES

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
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Tomando como hilo conductor los avatares de un manuscrito que, con el nombre de la mítica ciudad de Samarcanda, contiene las famosas «Ruba1iyyat» del poeta persa Omar Jayyám, Amin Maalouf recrea en esta novela un fascinante y tumultuoso mundo oriental. En el marco de la Persia medieval, desgarrada por profundas contradicciones, dos figuras destacan junto a la del que, además de poeta, fuera astrónomo, geómetra y filósofo: la de Nizam el-Molk, gran visir del sultán Malikxah, y la del misterioso ismaelí Hassan Sabbah, fundador de la secta de los Asesinos, que desde su fortaleza de Alamut mantuvo... continue

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Samarkand : A Novel by Amin Maalouf EN

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The story of Samarkand is woven around the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, from its creation by the poet and sage in eleventh-century Persia to its loss when the Titanic sank in 1912. Unwittingly involved in a brawl on the streets of Samarkand, Omar Khayyam is brought before a local judge who recognizes his genius as a poet and gives him a blank book in which to inscribe his verses. Thus the head of a great poet is saved and the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam is born. The threads of his life become interwoven with the designs of the vizier, Nizam al Mulk, and of Hassan S... continue

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The Broken Wings by Kahlil Gibran EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
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This is the exquisitely tender story of love that beats desperately against the taboos of Oriental tradition. With great sensitivity, Gibran describes his passion as a youth for Selma Karamy, the girl of Beirut who first unfolded to him the secrets of love. But it is a love that is doomed by a social convention which forces Selma into marriage with another man. Portraying the happiness and infinite sorrow of his relationship with Selma, Gibran at the same time probes the spiritual meaning of human existence with profound compassion.


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