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➱ Beirut, I Love You Read ➹ Author Zena el Khalil – Webpolitics.us

Beirut, I Love You 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 Affairs.In 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 Falling.Meanwhile, 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 Kalashnikovs.As Honest As It Is Forgiving, This Artist S Memoir Pits Love And Art Against The Ever Present Threat Of War.Zena El Khalil, Born In 1976 In London, Has Lived In Nigeria, London, New York And Beirut She Is An Installation Artist, Painter, Curator And Environmental Activist During The July 2006 Attacks On Lebanon, Her Blog Beirutupdate.blogspot.com 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.

➱ Beirut, I Love You  Read ➹ Author Zena el Khalil – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Beirut, I Love You
  • Zena el Khalil
  • English
  • 22 May 2018
  • 0863564151

    10 thoughts on “➱ Beirut, I Love You Read ➹ Author Zena el Khalil – Webpolitics.us


  1. says:

    Zena el Khalil s beautiful soul and passion for life comes out in her pre memoir memoir I call it that because I m certain she ll have a long life and we ll be needing an update Full disclosure, I m biased because I know her Her times in America give her a perspective, and opportunity, to write about Beirut in a familiar, relatable fashion Understanding Middle East conflict, fear, loss, life, and love through the eyes if Zena in this diary style memoir, brings the Middle East into a per Zena el Khalil s beautiful soul and passion for life comes out in her pre memoir memoir I call it that because I m certain she ll have a long life and we ll be needing an...


  2. says:

    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 an...


  3. says:

    Review to come But i loved it.


  4. says:

    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...


  5. says:

    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 ...


  6. says:

    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.


  7. says:

    Beirut sempre stata una citt che avrei voluto visitare, come un po tutto il Libano, con le sue suggestioni, i suoi profumi, la darbuka e i ritmi della tabla nei locali notturni, il mio amato baladi..Per Zena el Khalil, giovane artista libanese, tutto comincia nei 34 giorni della guerra del 2006 nel suo Paese, quando decide di aprire il blog beirutupdate.blogspot.com tuttora online e raccontare l assedio del Libano in tempo reale Beirut, I love you , in quanto storia di una donna e di una Beirut sempre stata una citt che avrei voluto visitare, come un po tutto il Libano, con le sue suggestioni, i suoi profumi, la darbuka e i ritmi della tabla nei locali notturni, il mio amato baladi..Per Zena el Khalil, giovane artista libanese, tutto comincia nei 34 giorni della guerra del 2006 nel suo Paese, quando decide di aprire il blog beirutupdate.blogspot.com tuttora online e raccontare l assedio del Libano in tempo reale Beirut, I love you , in quanto storia di una donna e di una citt...


  8. says:

    Non possibile non innamorarsi di Zena El Khalil Della sua gioia di vivere Dei suoi eccessi Dei suoi pianti Dei suoi sentimenti Della sua tristezza Del suo coraggio Della sua tenerezza Dei suoi vestiti da maschiaccio Delle sue diete Delle sue Dr Martens, ornate di margherite disegnate con il pennarello bianco.Ogni vita un viaggio Ogni viaggio ha una meta Ogni meta una sfida Zena El Khalil accetta la sua personalissima sfida Con ingenuit , con coraggio, con la voglia di vedere Non possibile non innamorarsi di Zena El Khalil Della sua gioia di vivere Dei suoi eccessi Dei suoi pianti Dei suoi sentimenti Della sua tristezza Del suo coraggio Della sua tenerezza Dei suoi vestiti da maschiaccio Delle sue diete Delle sue Dr Martens, ornate di margherite disegnate con il pennarello bianco.Ogni vita un viaggio Ogni viaggio ha una meta Ogni meta una sfida Zena El Khalil accetta la sua personalissima sfida Con ingenuit , con coraggio, con la voglia di vedere e di sapere.I suoi eccessi, la sua sfrenatezza, i suoi sentimenti, i suoi sensi sono il bagaglio che porta con s nella sua sfida contro un passato pieno di morte Il ritorno a Beirut ha il preciso significato di una dichiarazione di guerra Ma di una dichiarazione di guerra fatta alla morte Ed una dichiarazione di guerra fatta con tutta la coraggiosa tenerezza della quale pu essere portatrice una giovane donna.La passione per l arte, la voglia di darsi al divertimento pi sfrenato, il sesso diventano tutti quanti strument...


  9. says:

    It s not the kind of love I was expecting Not romantic Neither classy It s crude and real Throw in some hate in that love as well The author is too honest, she speaks about everything I marvel at how she can spell out things like that At times though I found the book to be talking about the author s ideas and thoughts too much for my liking and interest I can t blame her that she didn t put some parts of her story in details considering the amount of pain it dragged along with it but I w It s not the kind of love I was expecting Not romantic Neither classy It s crude and real Throw in some hate in that love as well The author is too honest, she speaks about everything I marvel at how she can spell out things like that At times though I found the book to be talking about the author s ideas and thoughts too much for my liking and interest I can t blame her that she didn t put some parts of her story in details considering the amount of pain it dragged along with it but I was confused at times But I didn t feel Beirut to be beautiful, not in one single page of the book not did I feel how kind her people were But I believe them to be and I always had that city as one I d like to visit one day, and I still do As much as the author s description of Beirut was real to her, it was still personal It was her side of Beirut There were things I didn t approve of but I don t think commenting on them would mean much because again those are her personal thoughts th...


  10. says:

    Incredibly earnest, heartbreaking memoir about life in Beirut during civil wars of the 80s and 90s, and during the Israeli invasion Khalil reveals her innermost emotional ups and downs amidst great political instability and violence She spends significant amts of space revealing her love of her dear friend Maya, lost to cancer at an early age and of her relationships with a number of men, including her former husband whom she divorced Though life seems difficult, Khalil, of international up Incredibly earnest, heartbreaking memoir about life in Beirut during civil wars of the 80s and 90s, and during the Israeli invasion Khalil reveals her innermost emotional ups and downs amidst great political instability and violence She spends significant amts of space revealing her love of her...

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