5 Books By Lebanese Authors You Should Add To Your Reading List

The Guardian | Lebanon Traveler

Lebanese authors are luminaries in literary exploration, casting light on intricate narratives that traverse the spectrum from introspective identity journeys to sweeping historical chronicles.

Discover within these pages a collection of remarkable books that capture the very essence of Lebanese storytelling.

“The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran

A timeless classic, Gibran‘s collection of poetic essays imparts profound wisdom on life, love, and spirituality. His words continue to resonate, touching hearts across cultures.

“De Niro’s Game” by Rawi Hage

Set during Lebanon’s civil war, Hage’s gripping novel follows two childhood friends navigating the harsh realities of conflict.

“Gate of the Sun” by Elias Khoury

This epic novel by Khoury masterfully intertwines history and storytelling to depict the Palestinian experience through generations.

“A Girl Made of Dust” by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi

This novel offers a poignant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon.

“Lebanese Blonde” by Joseph Geha

Geha’s collection of short stories offers a glimpse into the Lebanese immigrant experience in America, navigating themes of identity and belonging.

These six masterful works by Lebanese authors invite you to embark on a journey through Lebanon’s vibrant literary landscape, delving into its culture, history, and the myriad voices that shape it.

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