I Remember Beirut

I Remember Beirut

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Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories.

Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Beirut as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Follow her past cars riddled with bullet holes, into taxi cabs that travel where buses refuse to go, and on outings to collect shrapnel from the sidewalk.

With striking black-and-white artwork, Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone.

Title:I Remember Beirut
ISBN:9781467744584
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    I Remember Beirut Reviews

  • B. P. Rinehart

    "In a page of a bookBombs see themselves,Prophetic sayings and ancient wisdom see themselves,Niches see themselves.The threads of carpet wordsGo through memory's needleOver the city's face." - From Th...

  • Sesana

    Wow. I'm not sure what I expected when I picked this up, but it wasn't this. I think maybe I was anticipating a more straightforward memoir, something more like Persepolis. There are some similarities...

  • Andra

    Zeina Abirached chose an interesting angle for her memoir of the civil war in Beirut: instead of focusing on the politics or the chronology of the war, she illustrates the impact of the unrest on day-...

  • Bogdan

    The artwork in black & white made me remember Persepolis. But the story it`s very lacking in informations and events so, in the end, I was quite disappointed.Just ok....

  • Erin Lynn

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Zeina Abirached uses graphic images to tell the tale of her childhood. It was a dark time then. Christians and Muslims were at war....

  • Loveliest Evaris

    I will not lie when I say I was actually disappointed with this book. As this is being typed, I am taking a few courses regarding the history and culture of the Middle East and when I saw this book I ...

  • Bonnie

    I've previously read A Game for Swallows, which I liked very much. It breaks down the events of a single evening, as the author waits for her parents to return to their apartment. I Remember Beirut, o...

  • Anne-Marie

    A nice, short graphic memoir from a child’s perspective of the Lebanese civil war in Beirut. Striking, yet simple black and white illustrations. A really quick but good read and introduction to a pa...

  • Wayne McCoy

    'I Remember Beirut' by Zeina Abirached is her memoir of growing up in Beirut during the Christian and Muslim war in the 1980s. The art is fantastic, but I kind of wanted something more.Then again, she...

  • Stevie

    I immediately picked this up after reading A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return and was just as amazed at Zeina's work in this "sequel". This is a beautifully, simplistic piece about growi...