Beirut: From Ashes to Hope

Historical Perspectives


In My Port of Beirut, Lebanese author, illustrator and visual artist Lamia Ziadé weaves together the play-by-play of the explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020. A tragedy that is also the subject of a series of reports by Albert Londres Prize-winning journalist Caroline Hayek. Together with Professor Lina Khatib (SOAS University of London) and writer Malu Halasa, they will investigate the historical and political background of the event, as well as the personal stories and the crystallisation of the frustration of a people torn between anger and love.

In partnership with English PEN

£10, conc. £8, students £5

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Lina Khatib Caroline Hayek Lamia Ziadé Malu Halasa