7 Lebanese books you should read during the Christmas break!

Christmas break is a few weeks away! The holidays are a great opportunity to relax, spend time with your family, and meet with friends. However, you should stay productive! We listed seven Lebanese books that you can read during the break!

The Prophet – Gibran Khalil Gibran

The Prophet

 is one of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s most renowned masterpieces. It follows Almustafa, a prophet in the city of Orphalese, who is about to return home. He stopped by a group of 

people

 and told them about life. The book contains 26 short poems about subjects such as freedom and religion. The Prophet was initially written in English and has been translated into more than forty languages.

The Broken Wings – Gibran Khalil Gibran

The Broken Wings

is a poetic novel set in Beirut. The story is about a young man and woman who were in love. They got separated when the woman was betrothed to the Bishop’s son. After going through many struggles, they started meeting again in secret.

The Book of Khalid – Ameen Rihani

The story follows two young boys, Khalid and Shakib, from Baalbek who immigrated to the United States to flee from the Ottoman Empire. While Shakib is saving money by peddling, Khalid is distracting himself from work by trying to integrate into the Western culture.

Yara – Said Akl

Did you know that there is a book written in Lebanese? In fact, Said Akl promoted the Lebanese language and even the Lebanese alphabet which included Latin letters in addition to letters that he created.

Yara

is a book of poems that is completely written in Lebanese. Reading it would be a fresh experience!

Riwayat Beirut – Alexandre Najjar

Alexandre Najjar tells the story of Beirut through the experiences of three generations.

Riwayat Beirut

is full of historical, political, and cultural facts about the Lebanese capital. Anyone who reads it learns something new about Beirut and is surprised to see how the city is standing after falling seven times.

Beirut – Samir Kassir

This is the last book written by the renowned journalist and author Samir Kassir. Beirut tells the ancient and the modern history of our beloved city. The book sheds light on the city’s problems while also showing the reader the beautiful side of the vibrant Middle Eastern capital.

The Birds of September –  Emily Nasrallah

Emily Nasrallah

is one of the most renowned authors in the Middle East. This year, she received the Goethe medal, an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany, for her literary work.

The Birds of September

is the first book that she wrote and the most acclaimed one. The story focuses on the village life in the South of Lebanon.

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