Reading ➸ Beirut, I Love You: A Memoir Author Zena el Khalil – Moi-sosedi.info

Beirut, I Love You: A Memoir Beirut, sweetie, I am so sorry. The author s memoir is a sad one indeed considering the events that took place in her life However, I loved the author s way of writing the language of the book Also, I would recommend this book if the reader is interested to read about Lebanon s wars from a victims point of view. This Is The Story Of Zena, A Young Woman Who Finds Herself Under The Spell Of A City That Threatens To Engulf Her In War, Grief, Alcohol, Prozac And Love AffairsIn The Streets Armed Militias Carve Out Their Territories, While Ragged Construction Workers Rebuild The City Refugees Sleep Five To A Bed As Bleach Blondes With Matching Nose Jobs Wend Their Way To The Next Drug Fuelled Supernightclub At Any Moment, The Bombs Will Start FallingMeanwhile, Zena And Her Best Friend Maya Must Try To Make Sense Of Their Lives Amidst The Craziness, And Negotiate The City S Many Obsessions Including Cosmetic Surgery, Husband Hunting And KalashnikovsAs Honest As It Is Forgiving, This Artist S Memoir Pits Love And Art Against The Ever Present Threat Of WarZena El Khalil, Born In In London, Has Lived In Nigeria, London, New York And Beirut She Is An Installation Artist, Painter, Curator And Environmental Activist During The July Attacks On Lebanon, Her Blog Beirutupdate Received International Acclaim It Was Publicised On News Portals Such As CNN And The BBC And Excerpted In The Guardian And Der Spiegel Online She Lives And Works In Beirut Weird beginning but then the book gets a nice rhythm It gives a very recognizable impression of Beirut, many small things and locations to be reminded of Also a quite strong and interesting woman character However, something about the quite self centredness and eternal self pity was not to my liking in the main charakter A bit too much pathos in my opinion but maybe that was intentional Also I didn t like that a major part of the beginning of the book was actually about anyhting like New Weird beginning but then the book gets a nice rhythm It gives a very recognizable impression of Beirut, many small things and locations to be reminded of Also a quite strong and interesting woman character However, something about the quite self centredness and eternal self pity was not to my liking in the main charakter A bit too much pathos in my opinion but maybe that was intentional Also I didn t like that a major part of the beginning of the book was actually about anyhting like New York and 9 11 but Beirut, but not pointing out the connection enough Despite this, I loved many many passages that describe exactly the feeling that I have towards Beirut, the hate love relationship with this beautiful and ugly city I really believed that I had to move to Beirut It was something deep and internal It was my time Little did I know Beirut had already laid her finger on me I was trapped under her spell and I had no idea She told me to come and I obeyed Zena el Khalil should be the representative of modern Lebanese literature Her book documents the civil war era in Lebanon, yet it is told so beautifully you forget she is talking about war It is so refreshing to have a Lebanese woman who is educated, funny and accomplished write a memoir that that is laced with sex and humor We are so used to reading stories about Arab women who are locked in cages, devoid of any sexual desire, devoid of human desires and basically just portrayed as dull pris Zena el Khalil should be the representative of modern Lebanese literature Her book documents the civil war era in Lebanon, yet it is told so beautifully you forget she is talking about war It is so refreshing to have a Lebanese woman who is educated, funny and accomplished write a memoir that that is laced with sex and humor We are so used to reading stories about Arab women who are locked in cages, devoid of any sexual desire, devoid of human desires and basically just portrayed as dull prisoners of men Beautifully written Besides the fact that i finished it rather quickly, every time i read it i felt like i was back in beirut. I really don t know what to write I picked up this book while preparing a trip to Lebanon For that, I didn t get much help Otherwise, it was readable Never extraordinary, not even close to it A personal account, a self narrative of a life, coincidentally taking place, for some time, in Beirut. Vacker, k nslosam, ibland otroligt medryckande och en hel del f r l ng N r jag b rjade l sa boken fastnade jag direkt i spr ket och k nslan, men tyv rr blir det ibland f r mycket av det goda, f r m nga upprepningar, och n r jag var m tt p boken fanns det lite v l mycket bok kvar. Profoundly sad It s a shame that some countries seem cursed to suffer from instability And not just current instability, but instability for thousands of years I think one of the important things to realize about war is that it echoes down through generations The children and grandchildren of these people feel the effects of their parents and grandparents suffering It s so very hard to break the cycle. Review to come But i loved it.


About the Author: Zena el Khalil

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