Mon père est pendu à l’étoile, ma mère glisse avec le fleuve, ma mère luit mon père est sourd, dans la nuit qui me renie, dans le jour qui me détruit. La pierre est légère. Le pain ressemble à l’oiseau et je le regarde voler. Le sang est sur mes joues. Mes dents cherchent une […]
Whenever I am angry, I hope that Jamal has written. Because he just can express anger in such a better way (in arabic we say “bi feshelleh khel’eh”). And here they are, two new posts(1 and 2) after a long absence.
I have been cooking up this post for so long now, ever since the Swiss president paid us a visit, and yet before that, I was thinking that it is time to set the record straight. Yesterday, the leader of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea (who we love to talk about on this blog, and […]
What is mostly fascinating in Lebanon is that it presents an excellent example of the fictions of democracy. It renders visible the inherent tension between power/authority necessary for rules and decisions to be taken and people’s ‘bread and circus’ the democratic processes where unlike the Roman setting, here, we are made to believe that ‘everybody […]
ايها الكاتبُ ما تكْتبُ مكتوبٌ عليكَ فاجعل المكتوبَ خيراً فهو مردودٌ إليك الامام علي بن أبي طالب Oh writer what you write is written upon you So make the written a virtue as it is returned to you Al Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb (my translation)
The guy on the right got a bullet in the head a couple of minutes after this picture was taken. As he seemed still alive, it is the photoprapher of this picture, Bilal Jawish, who could retrieve him from the battlefield the army not daring to approach him to get him out. It seems that he […]
Sometimes Al Akhbar becomes such a trashy Nationalist newspaper. Everybody has been commenting about Michel Aoun’s visit to Syria, some describing it as a visit to the devil (I’ll let you guess which media outlet) and others going as far as saying that it’s the most important post-Taef visit. So the screams of the Lebanese […]