Ghada Samman Beirut Nightmares

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Beirut Nightmares

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Beirut Nightmares is set at the height of the Lebanese Civil War. The narrator, trapped in her apartment for two weeks by street battles and sniper fire, writes a series of vignettes peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters, some drawn from shocking waking world and others living only in the sleeping minds, of those suffering in the conflict.
Named in the top-ten of The best 100 Arabic Books by the Arab Writers Union in 2010

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Ghada Samman was born and brought up in Damascus, Syria. She was educated at Damascus University, at the American University of Beirut and at London University. She began to write in the early 1960s and worked as a journalist and columnist in Beirut. She has written over thirty volumes of short stories, novels, poetry and non-fiction. She founded her own publishing house and lives at present in Paris.

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