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World Book Cafe: Beirut

Beirut's longstanding tradition of storytelling and literary culture

Storytelling is a revered and longstanding tradition in Lebanese culture which is kept alive in the bustling cafes and bookshops of Beirut. Rami Ruhayem meets with a panel of poets and writers to talk about their stories; from the plight of Syrian refugees, to being an Arab who writes in English, to the rise of LGBTQ storytelling nights. Find out what it’s like to be a writer in this schizophrenic mix of tradition and liberalism.

(Photo: World Book Cafe panel)

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53 minutes

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Sat 9 Jun 2018 18:06GMT

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